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CHAPTER SIX:

FAMILY LANGUAGE

 

pone iyo  
place it here


ni alihato  
do it that way


wisawhto  
put it away


wisawahton  
I put it away


wihkʷene 
take it 


pekihton  
clean it


kestakəna  
I wash him (AN clothing) 


nəkestakənəmən
I wash it (INAN clothing)


 

May 18, 1605

George Weymouth makes landfall on Monhegan Island in Maine. With-in days he would kidnap five Penobscot Indians and take them to Europe.