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Titre : Annual report of the Bureau of American ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian institution

Auteur : Bureau of American ethnology (Washington, D.C.)

Éditeur : Government printing office (Washington)

Date d'édition : 1929

Contributeur : Powell, John Wesley (1834-1902). Directeur de publication

Type : texte

Type : publication en série imprimée

Langue : Anglais

Format : application/pdf

Description : 1929 (N47)-1930.

Description : Note : Index.

Droits : domaine public

Identifiant : ark:/12148/bpt6k27660k

Source : Bibliothèque nationale de France

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Provenance : Bibliothèque nationale de France

Date de mise en ligne : 15/10/2007

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PRAYERS BEFORE GOING ON A WAR PARTY

Before going on tbe warpath the bow priests are summoned to their ceremonial house. The chief bow priest addresses them:

Now this many days

Because of the thoughts of the enemy Our thoughts have been troubled; 5 Our appetite has failed.

This very day

That by whieh they live,

Turquoise,4

To my fathers I have offered

At ail their abiding places.

11 Yonder into the enemy's country We shall take the warpath.

Because of the enemy,

Because of their thoughts,

15 We wish in vain see one another,5 We can not see him of whom we think.

Because it is thus,

To be avenged

We have made up our minds.

20 My children,

You shall set your minds to be men. You shall think to provide yourselves with good weapons.

Then, perhaps, we shall have the good fortune,

To get that which we wish,

25 That for which we ask-

Namely that with the enemies' flocks,

Their clothing,

Their precious stones,

Their good shell beads,

30 That with these our houses may obtain hearts,

For this we have sent forth our prayers.

Waiting anxiously until the appointed time shall come,

Cleansing our hearts,

Cleansing our thoughts,

35 Thus shall we live.

Indeed we shall not be alone.

Because yonder ail about

Abide our fathers.

< Turqaoise, above ail else, the gift to the gods of war. s Some of our number have died.

ma' le'si te'wanan'e

a'~winakwe

a'wan tse"makwin a'ka.

te'tse'mak-ponolkwi'na

5 Eâ~p i'kwiHn i'~natina

yam a'~teon a'kâ

teFinte yâ'ton'e

yam a'~tateu

ti'na'-te'mïa

10 ho' to-"o a-eaka..

lehoku rna.kwan 'ulonakwi

sa'munan a'ka.

hon le'hol oneal a''Eâna'wa.

a'Ea.p a'~winaEwa'wa tse"makwin a'ka.

15 i'~yuna'weHya'na

hon a'ntse'man a~DÎ'nena'we.

le~sna te"onakâ

a'sukâna'ka.

ho' tse"makwi ya''Ea.kâ

20 hom tca'we

ton oltsin tse"makuna'wa

ton î'nasnan Eo'ko a'ntse'na-na'wa ho~nkwe'k hon a''halowili

hot ko'n a'ntecemana

25 pena' ya'"k ona

a'~winaJEw a'~wan wo'~we

a'~wan u'tena-we

a'~wan a"oona'we.

a'~wan }o'' a'~Eok'cî

30 a'ka, ho"na'wan he'co~a î~ke'naptun'onakâ

hon pe'nan kwai~lEânapka.

hol hai'~okwin te"tcituntekwi a'n~smne'na

i'ke'n i-'Eokcuna

tse"mak i''Eokcuna

35 hon te'wanan a'~teEân'a.

a'tic hon a''sam a''teEâna tse'na a'a. la'thok" ho"na'wan a''ta.tcu ti'na' u'lapnaiye.