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The Man Who Tried to Kill a Beaver

04 Apr

The Man Who Tried to Kill a Beaver
by Laura Rockroads

1. naa tsé’tóhe na’ėstse náto’sėhósémo hóhta’heo’o.
and this one I’m gonna tell story
And I’m gonna tell this one story.

2. hetane móhmae’a’avó’sėhaehevóhe vo’ėstanóho.
man was influenced by people
A man liked what the people were doing.

3. mó’ȯhkevésėho’ȧhéhenotóhe homá’e.
he also wanted beaver
He wanted a beaver also.

3. mó’ȯhkemaemévȯhevovóhe
they would all eat them
They would eat them

4. naa mato mó’ȯhkema’xeéemomé’hememaehevóhe
and also they made it sound real good to him
and (the people) made everything sound real good to him

tséohkėhešėhoháepėhéveénėhetsėse naa máto héva
how they taste real good and also
how (beavers) tasted real good and also

héhévá’xe tséstaéveno’mésėstove.
tail that it is also eaten
that the tail could also be eaten.

5. héne éohkenėhetȧho’he
that is cooked that way
It was cooked that way.

6. naa nėhe’še “éohkeoseehoháepėhéveéno’e,”
and then, “It tastes really good,”
and then, “It tastes really good,”

7. mó’ȯhkeévėhetaehevóhe.
they always told him
they would tell him.

7. nėhe’še móstaosáanevésėho’ȧhéhenotóhe.
Then he also wanted it
Then he wanted one also.

8. e’néoveo’hé’e mó’ȯhkena’hohevovóhe tósa’e
Up a creek they would kill them wherever
Up a creek they would kill the beavers

tsé’éehestsevóxévȯse homá’e.
where they had dens beavers
wherever they had lodges.

9. mó’ȯhkemae’éetsėhe’ȯhtsėhevóhe
They would go there,
They would go there,

10. nėhéóhe mó’ȯhkeée’ȯhtsénotȯhevovóhe taa’eva
there they would hunt for them at night
They would hunt for them there at night.

11. (mó’ȯhkėháe’amėhoehevóhe taa’eva.)
they swim around mostly at night.
(They swim around mostly at night.)

12. nėhe’še mó’osáaneéxanenėhéhe tsé’tóhe hetane.
Then he got ready this man
Then this man got ready.

13. naa vo’ėstanóho móhnȯhtsėstovȯhevóhe
and person he asked him
And he asked somebody

tséohkeévėhešévėstóvetse
how it is done
what to do,

éme’hešena’hėstse na’ėstse hóma’e.
how it is killed one beaver
how to kill a beaver.

14. naa móhmé’ėstomóehevóhe,
and he was told by him (obv.)
And so he was told by him,

15. “naa éohkeé’xóeneo’o néhe méno’keo’o
well, they are peeled those willows
“You peel willows (and)

16. héne éohkeno’heahkaméstove,”
that is chewed like gum
and chew it like gum,”

17. móxhetaehevóhe.
he was told by him.
he was told by him.

18. “naa netao’o
and everywhere
“And you rub

19. éohkemȧhevé’šėhahéanȧhtsénove
with that one is rubbed
yourself all over

nonóhpa éohkeméno’keméeotsénove,
so that there is the willow smell
so that way you smell like willow,

20. éohkėsáa’amȧxėhéheo’o tsé’tóhe homá’e,”
they don’t flee these beavers
and these beavers don’t flee from you,”

21. móxhetaehevóhe.
he was told by him
he was told by him.

22. naa móhno’ėhnėhéhe hema’aetánó’e no’kȧhtsenávó’e
and he had along his gun shotgun
He was carrying his gun, shotgun,

tséhestóhetse,
as it is called
as it is called.

23. nėhestȧhévónó’ėse mósto’sevé’šetó’omemȧsȯhevóhe.
That kind with it he was gonna shoot it.
He had that kind to use to shoot it.

24. móstaosáaneée’ametsėhetóo’ȯhéhe tósa’e
so he started looking somewhere
So he started looking somewhere.

25. nėhe’še móstamé’ȯhéhe nėhéóhe
then he found it there
Then he found a place where

tsésto’senȯhtseno’ėse.
he was going to wait.

26. ta’se sétove mó’a’kóemóene’hanéevėhanetséhe
like in the middle there was a big pond
There was a big pond

nȧháóhe.
there
There.

27. “nȧhtȧhóxoveka’a’o,”
I’ll jump across
“I’ll jump across,”

28. móxhešėtanȯhéhe.
he thought
he thought.

29. naa nėhe’še nėhéóhe nȧhtȧhéto-
and then there I will–
“Then there I will–“,

30. móstaetó’tšėšėháe’ého’omé’sevóhanetséhe.
the water was at the widest.
the water was at the widest point.

31. naa éše’he móxhoésenȧhéhe,
and moon was hanging
The moon was out,

32. móxȯxháetáeonéstȧhkȧhehéhe taa’eéše’he.
It was really round moon
it was a perfectly round full moon.

33. “tȧháóhe tsenėhmé’éhne éše’he naa mato
there it will appear sun and also
“The sun will come up over there and even

ma’éševé’hoésėstse nonóhpa nȧhtavóómo tahta
if it is already hanging so that I will see him openly
if it is already up I will see (the beaver) plainly,

tȧháóhe tsene’ametó’hona,”
there he will be swimming towards
he’ll be swimming there (towards me),”

34. móxhešėtanȯhéhe, tsétȧheta’ee’ėse.
he thought, from where he was facing
he thought, from where he was facing.

35. naa tsėhéóhe he’pa’one
but here behind
But

móxho’nótȧxae’éehévé’hóóhto,
he just didn’t look at it
he did not look behind him,

36. móxho’nótȧxae’évėhéne’eno
he just didn’t know it
what he didn’t know (was that)

37. mó’ȯhkėhátȯxovėhoehevóhe nėhéóhe homá’e.
he swam back and forth there beaver
the beaver swam back and forth there.

38. móstaosáaneéxanenėhéhe,
he got ready
He then got all ready,

39. mó’osáaneno’heahkaméhenotóhe néhe méno’ko.
he also was chewing that willow
he also was chewing the willow.

40. hosėstse mó’é’xovanȯhevóhe.
some he peeled
He peeled some.

41. nėhéóhe móstaosáanėhóxoveka’a’xėhéhe.
There he jumped across
He jumped across there.

42. nėhéóhe mó’osáaneamónoehéhe.
there he sat
That’s where he sat.

43. tsé’éšemȧhehe’kotomáto(tse) mó’a’enoehéhe.
When it was already all quiet he sat for a long time.
It got all very quiet. He sat for a long time.

44. naa mó’ešeno’éeéto’enȯhéhe hé’tóhe hema’aetánó’e
and he had already loaded this his gun
He already had loaded his gun.

45. móxxaetšėšenonóto’hoehéhe.
He was just all prepared (?)
He was all prepared.

46. tséstaéšetóne’éšeénėhetoo’ėse, náoo, tȧháóhe
after he sat there for a long time, oh my, there
After he sat there for a time, oh my,

éhne’osáaneéemé’tsėhetóemeotsenėse.
the ripples started appearing
the water started rippling over there.

47. tá’tóhe éše’he tséhne’éšėhoésėse
that moon where it was already hanging
The moon was already up,

móhne’éšemé’ėhnėhéhe taa’eéše’he.
it had already appeared moon
the moon had already come up.

48. náoo, nėhe’še éstȧxaetšėšéeke’kóeotséhoo’o.
Oh my, then he was just peaking out.
Oh my, he was on his toes (looking out).

49. éhne’ȯsáaneametó’honasėstse na’ėstse hóma’e.
it was swimming towards one beaver
A beaver was swimming towards him.

50. héne tséstaehoo’ėse móhnėstaetšėhešetó’honȧhevóhe.
That exactly where he was sitting it was swimming
there.
It was coming quickly directly towards him.

51. naa tsėhéóhe na’ėstse mato he’pa’one tósa’e
and here one also behind somewhere
And there was another one

nėhéóhe móhne’ametó’honȧhevóhe,
there it was swimming
swimming somewhere in back of him,

52. néhe móxho’nótȧhéne’enovȯtse.
that one didn’t know about him
He didn’t know about it.

53. tá’tóhe maeto tséne’ametó’honatsese
that one in front which was swimming towards
He was watching the one

móstavé’ne’evávoomȯhevóhe.
He was watching it
in front of him.

54. nonó’hónó’e kahkėse éssáaxae’éenȧhahétanóhesėstse
more and more closer it just wasn’t cautious
Closer and closer the beaver swam

néhe hóma’e
that beaver
(LAUGHTER)towards him unafraid.

55. nėhe’še tsé’tóhe tsėhéóhe hestóxeme’one
then this one here in back
Then the one in the back

a’e móhne’éšėho’etó’honaoohéhevóhe.
close he already arrived swimming
had come up close behind him.

56. náoo, móhnėxhomáotsé’toehevóhe taa’éstove
oh my, he sensed him even
Oh my, when (the beaver) swam by even with him

tsé’éšėtšėšeametó’honaoohetsėse.
when he swam
he (the man) detected him.

57. (naa ȯhtséeotsévosėstse
(and when they dive
(When beavers dive

mó’ȯhketšėšeno’ma’xepoo’ȯhenėhevóhe homá’e.
they make a big clap beavers
they make a tremendous clap.)

58. móstaéeotsėhéhe
It dove,
The (beaver) dove under,

náoo, móhnėšema’xepoo’ȯhenėhéhe.
oh my it made a big clap
(and), oh my, it made a big clap.

59. móstaná’taehaehevóhe tsé’tóhe
it startled this one
It startled this (man)

tsémehaa’ȯhtseno’hee’ėstse.
who was going to make the kill.
who was going to make the kill.

60. naa tséhešeno’heahkamee’ėse
And since he was chewing his gum
And since he was chewing his gum

tséstapoo’ȯhenetsėse náoo, tósa’e nóháso
when there was the big clap, oh my, somewhere anyplace
when there was the big clap, oh my,

móstanėšema’xetónėšėhe’amepónenenėhéhe.
he just shot up
he just shot in any direction up in the air.

61. naa tá’tóhe móxho’nótȧxae’éveévȧhéne’enovȯtse
and that one just didn’t know about him
And he forgot all about

tséto’seméhae’amose
that he was going to shoot
the one he was going to shot.

62. naa tsé’tóhe heahkamo mato éssáahéne’enovóhesesto
and this his gum also he didn’t know about it
And he didn’t know what

é’ómȧho’homȯtse naa móhe é’óxhóesta’otsėse
whether he swallowed it or whether it flew out
happened to his gum either, whether he swallowed it or whether it flew out of his mouth

tséstȧhpe’e’hahéotseėse.
when he hollered
when he hollered.

63. éstaéšėto’seáhanaehaesesto néhe na’ėstse,
it almost scared to death that one
That one almost scared him to death,

64. náoo, éstaévama’xėhóxoveka’a’xesėstse nȧháóhe
oh my, he really jumped back across there
oh my, he really jumped back across there.

65. mó’oseehoháetanóotsėhéhe.
he got very frightened
He got so scared.

66. móstȧxaeévȧhe’kema’xemȧheáhanenéhnetameotsėhéhe
he just completely gave up
He just completely gave up all hope

naa tséméhaehešėhoháemome’hetanȯse
and what he used to have as good thoughts
and all the good thoughts

tséhvésėho’aese (tsé)sto’sevésemevȯse.
to also want to eat it
that he had wanted to have (a beaver) to eat.

67. éstȧxae’évȧhe’kėhóo’ȯhtséhoo’o,
he just slowly went back home,
He just slowly went back home,

68. éstaévaaseohtséhoo’o
he left
He left.

69. (éxȯh)to’sená’tsetanóotséhoo’o
He almost (?) was scared to death
That beaver almost scared him to death

tséhná’taehaa’ėse néhe homá’e.
when it startled him that beaver
when it startled him.

70. naa énėhe’ėstóséše tsé’tóhe hóhta’heo’o.
that’s the way it lies this story
The end.

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Posted by on April 4, 2013 in CHEYENNE LANGUAGE

 

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