Play annotation I'm speaking in Tlingit.
Play annotation Speakers are Kaséix̱ Selina Everson, Wooshtudeidu.oo Florence Smarch, Tʼaaḵú Tláa Pearl Keenan, Yéil kaax̱saa Jane Smarch, Kèyishí Bessie Cooley, and Ḵeixwnéi Nora Marks Dauenhauer. Recorded August 13, 2010, at the Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre, Teslin, YT, Canada. 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. Tlingit transcription by X̱ʼunei Lance Twitchell. English translation by Kaaxwaan Éesh George Davis and Alice Taff. Proofread by none. SYMBOLS: {false start}, (added for clarity), [translator/transcriber's note]. ??? = Can’t understand.
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Play annotation ??? they do it ???
Play annotation its hide.
Play annotation Not, not, not
Play annotation I never used to ???
Play annotation But I have-
Play annotation When I work well, then ???
Play annotation I have it.
Play annotation I used to do it like you when I was strong.
Play annotation Trouble made me this way.
Play annotation You can come after us. It's not very far ???
Play annotation Don't be like that!
Play annotation Laugh for your children.
Play annotation That's the way I am, see.
Play annotation I live alone.
Play annotation My ??? and my older sisters are gone,
Play annotation [personal name?] to her,
Play annotation My younger sister.
Play annotation With her,
Play annotation Grandchildren, how many?
Play annotation Your sons, sure, they drink
Play annotation How is she?
Play annotation Oh, Whitehorse ???
Play annotation That car of mine,
Play annotation Our mothers.
Play annotation Is that good?
Play annotation Yes, Good.
Play annotation ???
Play annotation Thank you.
Play annotation How am I going to ask her?
Play annotation ???
Play annotation When she/he speaks ???
Play annotation Go ahead, right? Go ahead!
Play annotation Did you already speak?
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation ???
Play annotation I like it though.
Play annotation ???
Play annotation Go ahead!
Play annotation Do you want,
Play annotation It's real hot.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation That's what I'm asking you.
Play annotation Go ahead, right, Alice?
Play annotation ???
Play annotation Do you want
Play annotation to speak?
Play annotation Just
Play annotation our way of life
Play annotation is what
Play annotation we were talking about this morning.
Play annotation And
Play annotation sometimes Law too.
Play annotation Tlingit law.
Play annotation Like this,
Play annotation is it over, their way of living?
Play annotation That's what we were talking about this morning.
Play annotation What happens when someone leaves us?
Play annotation Like this, just
Play annotation how s/he grew.
Play annotation The way we used to live.
Play annotation That's what.
Play annotation It's running, that,
Play annotation the camera.
Play annotation If you'd like
Play annotation to just think about it, that's good.
Play annotation My older sister
Play annotation didn't speak
Play annotation just,
Play annotation The old timers
Play annotation our ??? used to be that way here.
Play annotation I feel bad about it.
Play annotation We're beginning to dwindle in numbers.
Play annotation My older sister
Play annotation is living with us
Play annotation right now.
Play annotation A lot of things happened here.
Play annotation [Boat ???] they used to shoot moose.
Play annotation Go ahead!
Play annotation When they killed a moose,
Play annotation everyone
Play annotation [???] "Go ahead,
Play annotation whatever you want,
Play annotation take it."
Play annotation All of it
Play annotation They used to go there.
Play annotation Right now things aren't like that.
Play annotation Seems like we don't even know each other,
Play annotation people today.
Play annotation I feel sad under the burden of it.
Play annotation Where
Play annotation we used to be this way,
Play annotation one fire
Play annotation used to be built.
Play annotation They used to cook there.
Play annotation Tea used to be made.
Play annotation Where are the leaves?
Play annotation All the time they used to [bring?] leaves.
Play annotation They ate out of ???, the people of the past.
Play annotation Leaves
Play annotation ???
Play annotation food in it ???
Play annotation A moose head.
Play annotation Go ahead!
Play annotation They used to sit around eating.
Play annotation Things are not that way now.
Play annotation Just ???
Play annotation people today.
Play annotation They know nothing about our way of life.
Play annotation This generation.
Play annotation Any old way,
Play annotation they speak to us without respect.
Play annotation That isn't the way
Play annotation they raised us,
Play annotation the old timers.
Play annotation From the time we were little,
Play annotation our mothers used to talk to us.
Play annotation ???
Play annotation Don't stand up!
Play annotation Honorable people are speaking.
Play annotation Listen to it,
Play annotation the words,
Play annotation so you can learn.
Play annotation Whatever they're speaking about,
Play annotation nobody
Play annotation stand up.
Play annotation That is what
Play annotation I think about
Play annotation when I'm home alone.
Play annotation When I am sewing or whatever I am doing
Play annotation without people.
Play annotation This one too, my thoughts are this way.
Play annotation I will change my mind.
Play annotation That is how I feel.
Play annotation Sometimes I would go outside.
Play annotation I pray about it.
Play annotation Our master above, I call on Him.
Play annotation I pray about it.
Play annotation This land of ours.
Play annotation Bless us ???
Play annotation Alone
Play annotation I sit.
Play annotation I feel great sorrow
Play annotation the way this generation is going.
Play annotation I hope
Play annotation we could help them.
Play annotation Theyʼre drinking.
Play annotation Theyʼre dying off
Play annotation from the thing theyʼre drinking.
Play annotation It never used to be that way long ago.
Play annotation No,
Play annotation we never used to go to them,
Play annotation go ahead, that big,
Play annotation they used to brew it.
Play annotation They never used to listen to us.
Play annotation We used to sit by them, like so.
Play annotation No.
Play annotation We never used to go to them.
Play annotation All by themselves
Play annotation they drank
Play annotation the brew they made.
Play annotation The old song,
Play annotation the old song,
Play annotation they used to sing it.
Play annotation The old time songs they sang,
Play annotation from the beginning.
Play annotation Thank you
Play annotation for listening to me.
Play annotation Iʼm going to tell you this.
Play annotation Thank you.
Play annotation Thatʼs all?
Play annotation Thank you auntie.
Play annotation Go ahead.
Play annotation It's your turn.
Play annotation Thatʼs my uncle.
Play annotation He began to talk to us.
Play annotation I just went by him.
Play annotation And that
Play annotation education exchange itʼs called.
Play annotation He read it.
Play annotation The things he told, I still have it.
Play annotation Timeframe for them,
Play annotation I wrote it for him.
Play annotation I donʼt know what it is theyʼre making.
Play annotation Box House
Play annotation women.
Play annotation Thatʼs when
Play annotation we went by them.
Play annotation Thatʼs what they were saying.
Play annotation ??? fighting ???
Play annotation Do you know something about it?
Play annotation Where are you from,
Play annotation born from?
Play annotation ???
Play annotation "You canʼt," we were saying to them.
Play annotation "That is with us,"
Play annotation they told us.
Play annotation "Long ago," he was saying,
Play annotation "Carcross is the name of it."
Play annotation They still name it that way.
Play annotation That is why they call it 'fire dish'.
Play annotation They would just fix the fire.
Play annotation I would use a dish.
Play annotation We used to gather it.
Play annotation That is when we used to put it in the fire.
Play annotation Go by,
Play annotation they would go.
Play annotation They would put it right in the fire.
Play annotation One time
Play annotation in Juneau
Play annotation that is where
Play annotation one man and his wife,
Play annotation they lived there.
Play annotation At the time their child was born there.
Play annotation Yep.
Play annotation How,
Play annotation they were very happy.
Play annotation They were carrying a baby girl. [They had a baby girl.]
Play annotation That is when
Play annotation the woman would cry.
Play annotation They both cried. They both cried.
Play annotation One time he told the woman
Play annotation He walked by himself. [or by boat ???]
Play annotation Maybe it was here that he bothered
Play annotation my daughter
Play annotation by herself ???
Play annotation We'll stay wherever we can.
Play annotation Maybe they will help you.
Play annotation Thatʼs what sheʼs saying.
Play annotation He was leading her.
Play annotation It was very good place, he landed.
Play annotation We are going to live here up further.
Play annotation That really is
Play annotation they picked up their things,
Play annotation few things.
Play annotation ??? Once in a while they will tell it.
Play annotation They walked into the night
Play annotation when it starts getting dark on them.
Play annotation I cry alone, alone, alone.
Play annotation Oh dear, my daughter,
Play annotation I wonder how you are.
Play annotation They carry it.
Play annotation That is once,
Play annotation their few belongings,
Play annotation the things that theyʼre going to eat,
Play annotation the things theyʼre gathering.
Play annotation Good worker the Tlingits say.
Play annotation Their food is by them.
Play annotation Let us gather it.
Play annotation His wife, he would carry her around.
Play annotation I wonder how it is,
Play annotation my son.
Play annotation That is when
Play annotation he said to his wife,
Play annotation "I wonder how you are."
Play annotation Maybe something in the air,
Play annotation like one week.
Play annotation Something in the air, is it?
Play annotation On the way he was using
Play annotation Thatʼs what he said to her.
Play annotation I cautioned.
Play annotation I cautioned again, maybe over there
Play annotation They own that place even up to now.
Play annotation Once upon a time
Play annotation ???
Play annotation he got up.
Play annotation He went to town.
Play annotation ???
Play annotation He fixed the fire.
Play annotation From a long time past
Play annotation you couldn't hear the voice of the daughter.
Play annotation Yeah.
Play annotation My daughter is asleep, he thought.
Play annotation Maybe whatever he bothered
Play annotation ???
Play annotation Maybe thatʼs why
Play annotation she left him.
Play annotation That is his beautiful wife, he snuck away from her.
Play annotation She got up too.
Play annotation She went by him,
Play annotation her husband, to town she went too.
Play annotation This is what she said to her husband.
Play annotation She finally was asleep.
Play annotation Our daughter from the woods,
Play annotation the time is still coming.
Play annotation He said to his wife,
Play annotation "Go back to him
Play annotation Do you think heʼs all right?"
Play annotation She went down there.
Play annotation She ran away and went by her husband.
Play annotation She was crying.
Play annotation "What happened to our daughter?"
Play annotation What are they going to do?
Play annotation They went down by the river.
Play annotation "She fell in,"
Play annotation she said to her husband.
Play annotation She was sitting on the floor.
Play annotation They finally slept.
Play annotation ???
Play annotation They couldn't eat anything.
Play annotation And then
Play annotation one
Play annotation she told her husband, "I'm going to bed."
Play annotation She told her husband.
Play annotation "I will build the fire," he said.
Play annotation She is out there nowhere
Play annotation and my daughter has been out there for a while.
Play annotation I will feed her through the fire.
Play annotation And then, just now
Play annotation their food
Play annotation they would place the platters and dishes around the fire.
Play annotation He would fill them up.
Play annotation And then from there into
Play annotation and he would go to bed.
Play annotation In the morning, when it's early, ???
Play annotation the dishes,
Play annotation he would put them in the fire.
Play annotation He went (around) and took them all.
Play annotation And then he would stop.
Play annotation And then about
Play annotation ???
Play annotation ???
Play annotation They would go by (the village).
Play annotation One time,
Play annotation the man was still doing that, [the fire dishes]
Play annotation they saw a boat.
Play annotation It was coming towards them.
Play annotation When it came,
Play annotation they went by them.
Play annotation He said to
Play annotation the woman and the man,
Play annotation "With a story
Play annotation we have come."
Play annotation "Oh yeah?" he said.
Play annotation He said to them, "What story did you come with?
Play annotation We are happy."
Play annotation And he said to the woman and the man,
Play annotation "We saw your daughter,"
Play annotation he said.
Play annotation "We saw your daughter."
Play annotation I think you folks know too.
Play annotation The salt (ocean),
Play annotation a big rock is sticking up out of the water
Play annotation And right on top of it she was sitting,
Play annotation wearing a white dress.
Play annotation Then his tribal sister, her hair,
Play annotation the hair, down to her feet
Play annotation it grew.
Play annotation She wore her hair like a coat.
Play annotation We truly saw it.
Play annotation And then,
Play annotation "I'll come by you.
Play annotation My mother and father," go by them.
Play annotation I explained to her where she had to go.
Play annotation "Tell them,
Play annotation they're doing wrong things.
Play annotation They weren't doing things right.
Play annotation The food, the same.
Play annotation Fire.
Play annotation They were putting it on the fire.
Play annotation It doesn't help me.
Play annotation It doesn't help me.
Play annotation Piling one after the other
Play annotation fire
Play annotation piling one right after the other on the fire, my father (did).
Play annotation Have my dad go to town.
Play annotation Then he'll just buy whatever."
Play annotation And then a boat was going by.
Play annotation It was coming by them.
Play annotation "Call them,
Play annotation the opposite clan.
Play annotation You'll give it to them,
Play annotation the young men. ???
Play annotation And
Play annotation the dish-that-will-go-on-the-fire is what you'll call it.
Play annotation A dish after the fire.
Play annotation And then
Play annotation you'll put it in there
Play annotation and then you'll give it to the opposite clan.
Play annotation When you're finished,
Play annotation ??? you will go.
Play annotation From this time on
Play annotation she fixed it.
Play annotation "That's the way.
Play annotation Not,
Play annotation the fire won't burn the food.
Play annotation With the bowls she'll give it out.
Play annotation Then it will help me,"
Play annotation she said to her.
Play annotation "For me
Play annotation The opposite clan will eat it,
Play annotation that you were giving out.
Play annotation That's right."
Play annotation And then my uncle started to laugh.
Play annotation "Jukatéen.
Play annotation Did it enter your brain?"
Play annotation this was told to us.
Play annotation Sometime
Play annotation Should have
Play annotation I told it.
Play annotation The Lord above, seeing it,
Play annotation it will happen.
Play annotation I told you a legend of long ago.
Play annotation My uncle is the one who told us.
Play annotation Go ahead.
Play annotation My mouth is tired.
Play annotation That's what we call fire dish.
Play annotation fire
Play annotation The dish after the fire.
Play annotation We put in it the food that they (the deceased) like.
Play annotation Whatever they used to like.
Play annotation Now they put some clothes in there.
Play annotation The fire bowl.
Play annotation One lady said
Play annotation you only put food in there.
Play annotation But now it's starting to change.
Play annotation So, from Carcross
Play annotation the Tlingits are still doing that.
Play annotation They put it in the fire.
Play annotation From the dish
Play annotation they burn the food.
Play annotation There's something that really amazes me.
Play annotation My mother was in the hospital.
Play annotation She was already very weak.
Play annotation She fell in the bathroom and her hip was broken,
Play annotation on the floor.
Play annotation And it became pneumonia.
Play annotation And then that
Play annotation the lady from Tenakee,
Play annotation Wushtlein's wife,
Play annotation grew up with my mother.
Play annotation Said to us with my older sister,
Play annotation "Day, any day,
Play annotation your mother will rest.
Play annotation She is already eating with the ancestors."
Play annotation My mother then,
Play annotation the food that was her favorite,
Play annotation fried herring,
Play annotation "It's real good, my daughter."
Play annotation And then she said,
Play annotation "Get ready my younger sisters.
Play annotation She's already eating with the ancestors."
Play annotation Then,
Play annotation the fire dish.
Play annotation very quietly.
Play annotation ???
Play annotation You just put a little bit in there.
Play annotation They don't do that like me.
Play annotation Us too,
Play annotation we like
Play annotation how you live in Juneau.
Play annotation Not just ours you came for
Play annotation Long ago our mothers,
Play annotation our fathers,
Play annotation we work like they did.
Play annotation the bowl onto the fire.
Play annotation Our grandparents
Play annotation "Sit here and listen.
Play annotation Things that are truly told.
Play annotation Don't add anything to it.
Play annotation And don't leave anything out."
Play annotation They used to say that to us.
Play annotation "Tell the truth about your people.
Play annotation When the children are faltering
Play annotation show them how to be."
Play annotation That is why
Play annotation our history of how we did things,
Play annotation it's all over.
Play annotation That is why now,
Play annotation and our way of life.
Play annotation This Tlingit that got lost
Play annotation just did things any old way.
Play annotation And that is why now
Play annotation Among us,
Play annotation it's starting to be among us.
Play annotation People from different places,
Play annotation they bring to us
Play annotation bad things.
Play annotation Some of it is smoke.
Play annotation Some of it
Play annotation things like medicine.
Play annotation Among the children
Play annotation it is.
Play annotation That is why
Play annotation we can't do anything to help them,
Play annotation our grandchildren
Play annotation and our children.
Play annotation It comes from over there (the south).
Play annotation The stuff that's no good.
Play annotation And the children
Play annotation it's among them.
Play annotation That is why they don't listen to anyone,
Play annotation from it.
Play annotation Name it, drugs.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation It's called drugs.
Play annotation Some of it is marijuana, some of it is
Play annotation what do they call them?
Play annotation It doesn't leave us alone either, all over,
Play annotation They're like that.
Play annotation ??? the ones that are growing up.
Play annotation They don't listen to anyone.
Play annotation The things that are medicine too.
Play annotation The things that are medicine too
Play annotation they eat,
Play annotation the young people.
Play annotation When they learn
Play annotation real well
Play annotation their grandparents' or their mother's medicine,
Play annotation they eat it all up.
Play annotation That is what
Play annotation is very hard for them.
Play annotation It's hard for me, my grandchildren,
Play annotation that they do that.
Play annotation I know that they do it.
Play annotation I asked their father,
Play annotation do they do that also?
Play annotation And he said yes about it.
Play annotation There's nothing we can do.
Play annotation We don't know what medicine, we don't know where it comes from.
Play annotation We don't even know
Play annotation and
Play annotation if it's against the law
Play annotation of the United States.
Play annotation We don't know.
Play annotation Our children are chopping on top of
Play annotation also our children
Play annotation they don't know.
Play annotation chopping (hewn logs keep piling up.)
Play annotation this medicine.
Play annotation It's here also?
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation It's here also.
Play annotation The medicine from the woods though,
Play annotation they taste it ???
Play annotation ???
Play annotation Tlingit medicine.
Play annotation They don't want it.
Play annotation That's all I live by,
Play annotation forest medicine.
Play annotation She goes to the nurse.
Play annotation Why ??? nauseas???
Play annotation That's how,
Play annotation and this is the way I'll live.
Play annotation You'll use this product.
Play annotation Whatever.
Play annotation We used to sit, right?
Play annotation Everybody used to go there.
Play annotation Used to eat with him,
Play annotation his/her father.
Play annotation Where is it now?
Play annotation Nobody knows each other nowadays.
Play annotation I feel very hurt about our life style.
Play annotation That's why we are losing our children; they're walking away from us.
Play annotation We are not without that
Play annotation ???
Play annotation ???
Play annotation That's why I tell her/him
Play annotation Like you're trying to hide a smoke.
Play annotation Yes.
Play annotation In the woods,
Play annotation Sometimes I, in the outhouse ???
Play annotation When we were children,
Play annotation we hid.
Play annotation We found one package.
Play annotation We were smoking it.
Play annotation And the toilet
Play annotation had wide gaps,
Play annotation the boards,
Play annotation between the boards all the smoke was coming out
Play annotation and here we were all smoking.
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