kati-sαkhoket pemαsəwine eskʷatte.
It's getting hard for those of us still living.
kαlel 'li-wisi. kekʷ kətəli-wisi?
Carol is my name. What is your name?
nočəyewe alənαpe menahan.
I am from Indian Island.
Where are you from?
awehsohs nαkα pakamke 'wakotam.
bear and fisher are my relatives.
July 21, 1857
Author and Transendentalist Henry David Thoreau comes to Indian Island and hires Joe Polis for a journey to Moosehead Lake, the West Branch of Penobscot, the Allagash, East Branch of Penobscot, and then back down the main branch of the Penobscot River.