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CHAPTER ONE:

GREETINGS AND INTRODUCTION

 

tαnəkahk keyá?
How are you?


 

mečəkahk.
same.


 

pahkʷinαkʷəseyan ničəye?
How do you do brother?


 

kkʷey.
Hello.


 

tαn kəya kətaləwαsín?
How are you surviving?


 

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.


 

tαn kočəyewé
Where are you from?


 

awehsohs nαkα pakamke 'wakotam.
bear and fisher are my relatives.


 

September 1, 1846

Author and Transendentalist Henry David Thoreau visits Indian Island for the first time.