Play annotation Speakers are Woochjixʼoo Éesh George Ramos (left) and Naakil.aan Hans Mark Chester (right). Recorded July 21, 2010 in Yakutat, Alaska. Produced at the University of Alaska Southeast, this material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0853788. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Recorded by Alice Taff. English translation by Kaaxwaan Éesh George Davis and Alice Taff. SYMBOLS: {false start}, (added for clarity), [translator/transcriber's note]. ??? = can’t understand.
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Play annotation It can't be put in the house.
Play annotation Outside.
Play annotation Mm.
Play annotation This is why
Play annotation in some of them
Play annotation and
Play annotation Sunday half, I think.
Play annotation And then
Play annotation Only one week we worked.
Play annotation Mm.
Play annotation This is what they name it.
Play annotation He works at first on Monday.
Play annotation ???
Play annotation I haven't heard.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Thanks very much.
Play annotation Only one road is working.
Play annotation 3, 4, 5
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Here is like that.
Play annotation Maybe a new one day
Play annotation 2 days,
Play annotation 3 days, 4 days,
Play annotation 5 days.
Play annotation And it's on Sunday
Play annotation Yes,
Play annotation And it's always
Play annotation and over here
Play annotation he named the working.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation It's like this
Play annotation once upon a time,
Play annotation the,
Play annotation the young lady, [entering puberty]
Play annotation she can't look up.
Play annotation They don't see her face.
Play annotation Not really
Play annotation she's not really old.
Play annotation maybe
Play annotation if she's of nobility, her blanket,
Play annotation what they call the screen.
Play annotation Oh.
Play annotation Fur seal.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation She stays behind it.
Play annotation In there
Play annotation they also give her food.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation She doesn't come around the campfire.
Play annotation And this is what they say to me,
Play annotation my uncle.
Play annotation The one that came by the fire, though,
Play annotation the roots [a veil made of roots for modesty]
Play annotation their face
Play annotation you cannot see their face.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation But look, it's burning; it's on fire up there.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation So she could look up.
Play annotation Yes. Yes.
Play annotation It's like this.
Play annotation Maybe
Play annotation and this
Play annotation The sweat house used to be among us.
Play annotation This is how they get ready.
Play annotation How you will prepare yourself for it,
Play annotation when you'll walk into the sweat house.
Play annotation Steambath is it?
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Is that the name?
Play annotation Steambath.
Play annotation Sweat house maybe?
Play annotation Yellow cedar?
Play annotation Is that it?
Play annotation Are they yellow cedar?
Play annotation When we are going to war on our boats
Play annotation Yellow cedars ???
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation It's like this,
Play annotation go there.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Is there a different name?
Play annotation Mm.
Play annotation When you are having a hard time.
Play annotation When it turns into war,
Play annotation When you are approaching different warriors on your boat
Play annotation Towards yellow cedar [x̱aay is "steambath". x̱áay is "yellow cedar"]
Play annotation arrival.
Play annotation The raven which way
Play annotation he told us this story,
Play annotation this steam bath.
Play annotation It's like the eyes
Play annotation is it window?
Play annotation Is it our eyes called windows?
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation And us, it was told to us like this.
Play annotation Fighting
Play annotation together
Play annotation together when they're having a big problem
Play annotation For real
Play annotation it's like that
Play annotation And I completely forgot about this.
Play annotation And the other one
Play annotation They brainwash these young men for this purpose.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation To become a warrior
Play annotation he will try to push you back.
Play annotation Yes, I've heard it like that.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Not for that purpose.
Play annotation No matter what's happening to you.
Play annotation Their inner part is crying.
Play annotation And you too.
Play annotation He is crying because he knew what was going to happen.
Play annotation It's like this.
Play annotation It's a man that has strong feeling in him.
Play annotation He cried because he knew what was going to happen to him.
Play annotation This is what I wanted to tell you.
Play annotation When we come together with the white people
Play annotation is how they talk.
Play annotation Yeah.
Play annotation That's right.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation I guess it penetrated our minds.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Yes. Whatever takes place
Play annotation he will give me medicine.
Play annotation When a person with strong feelings in him is always like this.
Play annotation One tribe.
Play annotation This
Play annotation It's like this is how it is.
Play annotation We've lost respect for one another.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation We are living now like white people.
Play annotation It' just me.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Things about myself
Play annotation and it's not them.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation That's right.
Play annotation and even this
Play annotation the yellow cedar [steambath???]
Play annotation they are bringing them on the boat
Play annotation and a different one.
Play annotation Against the tribe
Play annotation when they are going through hardship.
Play annotation On these big boats
Play annotation when they are coming up from the south
Play annotation ???
Play annotation where you will sit
Play annotation on the boat
Play annotation his wife will know it
Play annotation where he is paddling.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Whatever happens to you
Play annotation and they used to say
Play annotation his paddle in his place.
Play annotation We will call it.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation When they killed him
Play annotation his paddle was placed where he sat.
Play annotation And then the large boats,
Play annotation They will know,
Play annotation whoever is counting,
Play annotation by the paddle.
Play annotation This is why
Play annotation our dancing
Play annotation they will raise his paddle in his place.
Play annotation I didn't know.
Play annotation And there is plenty.
Play annotation How we used to live.
Play annotation How we used to live.
Play annotation How we will use this.
Play annotation That
Play annotation the children,
Play annotation we work together.
Play annotation I'm teaching them.
Play annotation This is what I always say to them,
Play annotation "Yes your uncles
Play annotation and your grandparents
Play annotation they are long gone.
Play annotation This is how I used to hear them
Play annotation around the campfire.
Play annotation They used to sit and tell stories.
Play annotation Whatever happens,
Play annotation kept quiet.
Play annotation Whoever is telling the story,
Play annotation used to hold it back,
Play annotation his story."
Play annotation And then I used to hear them say
Play annotation "I don't remember this one."
Play annotation Mm.
Play annotation "This story.
Play annotation If only now
Play annotation they came down here. [from the forest [the hereafter]]
Play annotation so he could tell me the story one more time."
Play annotation They used to say,
Play annotation "All my relatives are leaving.
Play annotation All the people that I know,
Play annotation they're all gone."
Play annotation This is it also.
Play annotation Now I don't hear anything like that.
Play annotation When they were talking,
Play annotation something stayed inside of me.
Play annotation There are no more relatives.
Play annotation All my grandparents are gone.
Play annotation My uncle.
Play annotation This isn't
Play annotation how I heard it, our life is prepared on the table.
Play annotation How much of it there is.
Play annotation We are sitting at the table.
Play annotation We're hanging onto the edge.
Play annotation That is it.
Play annotation Truly.
Play annotation That's right.
Play annotation That's real good talking.
Play annotation That's right.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Holding on
Play annotation There's no more now.
Play annotation Only this
Play annotation memorial party speeches like.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation For their healing maybe.
Play annotation And this
Play annotation I would tell them
Play annotation the invitational
Play annotation memorial party
Play annotation talking at the memorial party
Play annotation it has a different structure to it.
Play annotation Really
Play annotation It's through fable
Play annotation our leaders used to talk to each other.
Play annotation With a staff,
Play annotation the one holding,
Play annotation three times he would pound on the floor.
Play annotation And then
Play annotation speeches.
Play annotation If he wants someone else
Play annotation at the memorial party
Play annotation talking,
Play annotation he'll go be the man holding the staff.
Play annotation He'll ask him
Play annotation and then he will tell him
Play annotation what he is going to talk about
Play annotation when he's going to speak.
Play annotation This man,
Play annotation "No,
Play annotation I will not give you the staff.
Play annotation Because they're talking."
Play annotation This is what they used to say.
Play annotation They used to sit against the wall.
Play annotation Woman, women
Play annotation by the wall.
Play annotation At a memorial
Play annotation They don't speak.
Play annotation They want to know what they are going to talk about.
Play annotation They are going to go by their daughter-in-law.
Play annotation And she will tell her the story
Play annotation And then her though,
Play annotation with the staff
Play annotation she'll go by someone.
Play annotation This is really long ago life style.
Play annotation It's not like that now.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Just, they mix it up.
Play annotation This.
Play annotation Do you hear them
Play annotation the lazy man
Play annotation he will starve during the winter.
Play annotation And I forgot what I was going to say.
Play annotation The lazy man all winter
Play annotation Darn!
Play annotation That,
Play annotation do you know it?
Play annotation He will starve.
Play annotation Oh.
Play annotation This man,
Play annotation the lazy man,
Play annotation Huh?
Play annotation He will starve.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation I told you how it is when they come right after the other.
Play annotation Our food, how they are gathering it.
Play annotation In the summertime there is a season for what is there.
Play annotation And this
Play annotation what used to be long ago.
Play annotation 2 different times
Play annotation you will become a slave.
Play annotation 2 different times you will be a slave.
Play annotation If they feed you all winter
Play annotation all winter
Play annotation it will be in place of your life.
Play annotation You will invite people.
Play annotation You will pay for
Play annotation whoever fed you food.
Play annotation Then you won't be stigmatized with it.
Play annotation They will point past you. [They won't be pointing AT you.]
Play annotation "I fed him all winter;
Play annotation he's almost like a slave," I would say to him.
Play annotation When they save you from a boat,
Play annotation when they come along side your boat
Play annotation ???
Play annotation Somebody that's in the boat,
Play annotation they will point at you.
Play annotation Now though what is happening to our life
Play annotation like it's starving.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation We're hanging onto the edge though.
Play annotation Really.
Play annotation Really.
Play annotation I'm the one when
Play annotation they were teaching the children,
Play annotation some of it when I would meet them,
Play annotation "What are you up to?"
Play annotation I would say, "I'm teaching children."
Play annotation "What are you teaching them?"
Play annotation their ??? and their
Play annotation Their grandparents ???
Play annotation and ???
Play annotation ???
Play annotation It's very good.
Play annotation ???
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Just on top ???
Play annotation your mother.
Play annotation Up on top.
Play annotation Really ???
Play annotation it's filled.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Our way of life.
Play annotation That's right.
Play annotation That's right.
Play annotation On top ???
Play annotation Just a little bit.
Play annotation Is that all?
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation I thank you very much.
Play annotation The story that you told
Play annotation for the benefit of our children.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation This is for our grandchildren.
Play annotation This
Play annotation your words
Play annotation for them
Play annotation that they will know
Play annotation {this winter}
Play annotation from years ago.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation This is really good.
Play annotation This
Play annotation the way
Play annotation we're going to be talking to one another.
Play annotation You are respectful
Play annotation it's this
Play annotation right now
Play annotation my uncle used to say this to me,
Play annotation "Don't try to put a person down.
Play annotation Don't try
Play annotation to swear.
Play annotation You're only swearing at your self."
Play annotation Your grandparents, perhaps,
Play annotation s/he married in
Play annotation to the people you're talking about.
Play annotation Speak about yourself along with what you're talking about,
Play annotation perhaps.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Thank you.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation Wherever.
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