Juanita Harris


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Mucv-nettv, nettv hę̄rusen punpvlhoyen.
Today we’ve been given a beautiful day.

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Heyv mēkusvpkv-cuko mvn ’sepohayvhanet makt owēt ont on.
They had said they would film us at this church.

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Mucv-nettv oskat hoktvlvke em vfēkv kihocvnto owēt oskę̄tt ont on hēct owēt.
Today, as we see, it’s raining like old ladies’ hairspray, as they used to say.

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Pukisse pomeu herąkus on ’mvhericēt owēt.
We have fixed our hair really pretty-like, too.

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Mv hoktvlvke em vfēkvn ’sē-vnicēt mvn mahokemvtok mvn kērrēt owēs, hiyowat.
They always used to say to use the old ladies’ hairspray, and now we know.

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Owisen mucv-nettv mv Juanita Walker Harris mvn ’tekerrēt oweyvtēt ont on.
But today, this is Juanita Walker Harris, and we have known each other for a while.

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Hvte hecvkat hofone tan.
Now I haven’t seen her in a long time.

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Hvte tehēct owēt ont on.
But now we are seeing each other again.

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Nak vpohkv owvkusēn em pohin ‘ste-cate ’punvkv cem punvyvkēn pohepvks.
I’m going to ask her some questions as we speak together in our language.

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Etem punahoyvhanet orēn.
We’re going to really be talking in our language.

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Cemvnę̄ttusofvn ’ste-hvtke ’punvkv cekerrēt owemvte?
When you were young, did you know the English language?

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Huh-uh, huh-uh. Cvkerrekot owemvt ont owisen, vsi mvhakv-cuko ehen vhoyēt Sonny ’tepaket welakeyofvn,
Huh-uh, huh-uh. I didn’t know. But when Sonny and I went to the school over there

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Compton welakēt ont owofvn, Sam District min vpēyvhant owvks mahoken mvn arit owen.
when we were at Compton, they told us we had to go to Sam District, and that’s where I went.

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Nak ’ston owat kerrvkon mvhakv-cuko respoyvkot owemvts.
I don’t know why, but I didn’t finish school.

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Yv, cvpuset okat, ehen “Mvhakv cuko ayat wikvn os cē” mahket, cvfekhonihohcen owen mvn.
My grandma told me, “You should just quit going to school,” and that’s when she stopped me.

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Cēpanat mvhakv-cuko vrēpē ’rvlakofvn, cokv tis oh-onayet nake estowēcat
When the boy [Sonny] had been at school and had returned, he would read and I would watch how he did things,

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mvn ienhēcit mowen- mowen vneu mvt ēmvhayēpit kerrētt owimvts.
and I taught myself and learned.

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Mowofvn hvtvm cvckuce hvtą vtotkē arateu hvtehąkuse vlaket onkv mowofvn.
Then when my aunt was on her way to work, she would come by really early.

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Cokv hvsvtēcet arēt ont on.
She cleaned houses.

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Yvkapit ąyvyvten ’stowisen cuko hvmket liket on vnhesse hoktēt liket on.
As I walked a distance, there were several houses, but there was one where my girl friend lived.

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Mvn ’rem orvyofvn cokv hoccickv vm vhayen.
When I got there, she would teach me how to write.

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Hvtą hvnken cuko likat rorit hvtą nak tohkvlketv, nak vhvmkvtkv mvo vm vhayaken.
There was another house that I would go to, they taught me how to add, and how to count.

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Nak mowvkuse ąret kērret owimvts.
I did little things like that, and that’s how I learned.

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Hesaketvmesē vcvpvkēn, nak kerrvyēt ąyen mvt vm vnicēt ont on.
God was been with me, and I have continued to learn, and he has helped me.

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Ehe, here-mahētt onko!
Yes, that is very good!

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Mv onkv hvtecę̄skuse arcat mv Wvcenv em punvkv kihocat mvn cekę̄rresekot owemvte?
So, during your early years, you didn’t know any English?

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Hm-mm, monks. Vneu, vneu matvpomē owimvts. Cvkę̄rresekot.
No, no. Me too, me too, I was the same way. I didn’t know.

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Cokv hēcvlke enhvteceskv ’svlilēckv nak makt okhoyat tis kę̄rrisekot likimvts.
When I started the first grade, I just sat there, I didn’t understand what they were saying.

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Centv? Cemowēt omvte?
And you? Were you like that too?

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M-hm, m-hm. Mowēt owemvts. Mowen hvtą hvnket–nak te?–este punayv ’metohkvl–
Yeah, yeah, it was that way. When another person–what is it?–a speaker would trans–

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ah, kērret owvyat cvhosen o- anyway, ’ste-cate ’mvkērret onko kont mvo arimvts.
I know it, but I forgot. Anyway, I thought that they were tricking the Indian.

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O. Enyvtēkate, enyvtēkate. Yeah.
Oh. Interpreting for him. Interpreting. Yeah.

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Mowet onko kowit hēcit owemvtes.
I saw that was what they were doing.

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Naken cekicvyaten vnkērret onccen.
Whatever I tell you, you understand me.

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Hvtvm mvt na hvtkvlke nak
And then, what the white man says,

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makate vm onayeccof ’mvrahkv tis cem onvyēpet,
he would really be telling you something different.

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ehen, icetakwikt owē witēs kont hvtą mont onko kowit vkerricvyēt owemvts.
He’s probably disrespecting you is what I used to think.

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Yeah, mowen kērret owimvts. Est’ vkvtēcet arit ont os.
Yeah, that’s how I learned. I go around watching out for people.

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Owisen mv ąyen cokv-heckv vrekon owēs ’stowis onkat ’svhokkolat mahen wikcemvte? Kot, tuccēnat mahen?
But as time went on, even though you didn’t go to school, or you quit in about the second grade? Or about third grade?

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Hm-mm, eshvmkusat. O, hvmkusat? Hvte cecųtkusēt.
No, just first. Oh, just first? You were just little.

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Ohrolopē ēpakat maht onccvt ha?
You were about six years old?

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Mowet mowē witēs. Yeah. Kerrvkot os mont owisen. Pumvnettusēt owemvts.
I probably was. Yeah. But I really don’t know. We were very young.

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Yvkvpakēt mvhakv-cuko vpētt owemvtok. Yeah.
We used to walk to school. Yeah.

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Owat mv kerrvkēpat- nake te?
So as they learned–what is it?

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cena hvmkvlke onkat cem vwolicvlke mvnęttakuse kerrvkēpat mv cem vhayąken kērreccvtt os.
your younger relatives or neighbors that learned, they taught you, and you learned, too.

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Hę̄re-mahe owvtt os.
That was really good.

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‘Cenokecvkēt owvtt owat tvlkēs. Mv kerrēpen cekowvkēt. Cvckuce.
They must have had love for you. They wanted you to learn. My aunt.

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Owat, owat cetekērrit, or etekērrit welakeyat mowēt
When we first met and were getting to know each other,

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kę̄rresekot ont os cekont vkerricvyvtē sekot os. You know, nak kerrēt ont.
I never thought that you did not know. You know, you really know things.

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Hvtą vtotketv mvo vtotket ē-vnicēpeccet onkvnkv? Vpvlwv– Ehe, cuko hvsvtēcit, yeah.
And you worked and you helped yourself, didn’t you used to? Others– Yeah, I cleaned houses, yeah.

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Nak mowakusēn hoyąnet.
That’s what I would go around [doing].

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Mvo toknawv kąckusēn vnfēhoket ’stowisen, ’svcafvckēt owemvts.
Even though they paid me low wages, I was happy.

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Cosvlke ’mvtotketvn em vlicehcit, cuko hvsvteckv vlicehcit.
I started work for some Jewish people, I started cleaning house.

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Ann Rice kihocet ’saklikema mvn ’mvnicaket. Hvtą
Where the one they called Ann Rice used to have an establishment, and I helped her. And

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encēpanat hvtą mvo puetake mvo em vkvtēcaket.
I would watch her son and his children, too.

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Mowet ąret kąckus cenfēhoket ont owisen.
That’s what I used to do, even though they paid you cheap.

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Mowet arit acvhoktalet o.
But that’s what I’ve done and I’ve become a senior.

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Owē hvtą cecke mvo vpaket?
But then you were also with your mother?

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Cecket on hvtą ceckuce ’tepaket owvkēt ’tem vpokepēt ont etem vnicet vpoket owacces cekowvkit owemvts.
Your aunt and your mother, you all lived together and helped each other. That’s what I used to think of you all.

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O mowētt owēmvtes. Yeah. Hvtą ’stenke-sakpikv mvo hvtą tor-sakkakv mvo hervkuecēt
Yeah, that’s how we were. Also, you used to have rings and eye-glasses, you all had really nice things.

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’Sakkayēt fullēpa[tsken]– hvtą hvcko-tarkv mvo reslvtkēn owēt fullaccēt on.
You all wore them, and matching earrings, too.

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Orēn toknawv ocvkēt owēpvtt onko cekowvkit owemvts.
I used to really think you all had a lot of money.

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Vneu mowēt vrēpar kowit mowēt arit owemvts.
I wanted to be like that, so I was that way, too.

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Pum vnvckēt, ehen, cvckuce mvt vtotkēt aratet nak mowvke mēcet on,
We were fortunate, my aunt would work and do those sorts of things,

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hvtą hvnket cvckuce California likēt vlakēt on. Hvtą nak mowat pu– ’spum vlaket,
and my aunt from California would come and bring us things like that.

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Mv cvckucet okat, “’Spum estemerrvkēn owēt ’stowisen, accvkē hvsvthvkēn accet,
My aunt used to say, “We might be less fortunate, but wear clean clothes

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cekisseu hę̄ren ’mvhericet fult owatsken” pukicet pum vhayet on.
and fix your hair as you go about.”

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Omēcicen ēhvsvtēcet owēt arin hiyont os.
Because of her, I try to look clean as I go about to this day.

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Mowēt arēt os cekihocen pohit owemvtes.
I used to hear people say that about you.

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Hvtą cēme tat vm onayeccat mowēt “’Leceskv hvlwe vtēhēt vrēpit.”
And you told me yourself you wore high heels.

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Hvtą honnv, honnv, mvo reslvtkēn vccēt aren maketsken. Mowēt arvt okēto kicit.
And your dresses and accessories all matched, you said. That’s what I thought of you, I say.

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Orēn mahoket on. ’Svcafvckēt owēt on. Yeah.
They really said that. I was happy about that. Yeah.

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Ēkvncvpēcekot. Vrepetv hę̄ret ont os. Mowēt ont os.
Don’t ever lessen yourself. It’s good to go about like that. It is.

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Mvt mvnettusē arvtē hvtą estowē aret ē-vnicet vculvtē mvn onat okekv.
That’s the story of her life when she was young and how she grew up helping herself through, as she told us.

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Mvn ’mvtēkus.
That’s all.

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Hiyowat mv ohrolopē
Now during the years

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1940 onkat 1930 mahe mv orēn estemerketvt owemvts maket
1940 or about 1930 there was a depression which was told to me by

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cvrke tis. Onkat
my father. Or

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cvcke take
my parents,

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em estake mvo hvtą cvrke ena-hvmkvlke mvo ’te-sųlket este-catvlke omv̨lkv mv
their relatives and my father’s family and many other Indian people,

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orēn estemerketv owēt ocēt ropottēcēmvts makakt onvyakēt owemvts.
they told me about the hardships they went through during that time.

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Toknawv seko hakehpen hvtą vtotketv, ’senfēktv mvo ocekot hakehpen
There was no money to be made or work or pay to be had,

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mahokēt owemvts maket onahoyemvt tat.
that’s what they said, is what was told.

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Centv? Mv,
And you?

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mv mahē owēn cenhēckvtēn ont owv?
Was it about then that you were born?

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’34. 1934? Ehe, mvn cvhēckvt–cvhēckvtēt on kihcvkē tis, mvn cvhēckvtēn ont o.
’34. 1934? Yes, that’s when I was born–I’m saying, that’s when I was born.

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Onkv mv cecke ton cepuse take hvtą ceckuce owakat mvt
So your mother, grandparents, or your aunt and such,

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mowēt fullvtēt makaket owemvtē?
did they ever tell you about their experiences during that time?

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M-hm, naket yę̄kcuset maket fulletvn.
M-hm, they said it is was really difficult back then.

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Vkērricvyat mv cuko vpokeyat,
As I think about it, that house that we lived in,

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pvlrvnkē county barn mahokē likat.
there was a county barn on the other side of it.

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Yv commodity makē o– em ohocat estemhoyēt owemvts, ’stemhoyēt on.
That’s where they would give out commodities.

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Mowofvn, hvtą toknawuce estemhoyat,
And they would also give out a little money,

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“mill” kitt okhoyemvts kowvyē, nak
I think it was called “mill”,

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hv̨lwus owēn hvtą ’stemhoyen nak ’snēsēt
with that there was a little more money given to where we could buy things like

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vsokvla tis mowvkēn min mowen snēshoyen mv hēcimvts. Mowis ‘svmmon kerre-mahvkoto mv tat.
sugar. That’s what I remember seeing but I really don’t know much about it.

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’Svmmon kerre-mahvkot os. Mvt hvte cemvnę̄ttusēt owvtt owēs ’ste-cak-arcat mvn? M-hm.
I don’t know that much. You probably were very young at that time when you were with them? Yeah.

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Mowen ’stēmt ǫhos maket owatskē witvtēs.
You all probably said that they were giving it out.

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Onkv mv cuko hvtą
So those that didn’t have homes,

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ocąkē sekon maket hvtą ’sestem ohconēckēt owēt fullēt owemvts.
they would have to move in with others.

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Mv cemēcakhoyēt owemvte? Monkot o.
Did that ever happen to you? No, that didn’t happen.

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Mowēt owen owat, hvtą aest’ enletefakt owet mvtok kict on.
If that happened, they would tear up people’s houses.

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Yeah. Mowē– mowēkot owemvts. Matat vpokēt. Owat mv
Yeah. We weren’t like that. We just lived there.

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hvtą cuko ocvkēkis on owat mv
But if they didn’t have a place to live,

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mēkusvpkv-cuko enhvpo owat mv tis ohcuneckēpaccēs
some of them allowed them to move into their church camphouses,

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kicakhoyen fullēt owemvts makaket owēmvts mvt
is what they used to say.

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Mowaket [ow]emvtē, vpvlwv?
Did they do that, the others?

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No, kerrvkot o. Mowēt mv aempvlakhoyis owen
No, I don’t know about that. Those that were lended out to them,

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mowen ąyen ropotēcet ē-vnicvkē tayē haket hvtą mv–
when they got through it where they could help themselves,

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’mvrahkvl– ’mvrahken vtotketv.
they began to change when they got work.

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Nak esherąkē haket ayen
As things continued to get better for them,

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ē-vnicaket okakvtēs kowet onvyakat pohit owemvts.
they were able to help themselves, as I heard them tell.

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Mv hofonvnkē tat nake vnickv ’ste yacn owat, oh-vpēyet ‘mvnicet.
Long ago if someone needed help, they would go them and help them

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’Tenukecē fųlt owemvtē, hiyowat monko hakepēt ont o.
They used to love one another, but nowadays, it’s not like that.

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Nak encakvkē. Oh I know, mowē hakēpen.
They’re stingy. Oh I know, it’s gotten that way.

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Hvtą hompetv tis ohhompet likeccen cukopericv cenhēcken owat, “Hompaks cē” mahkeccen, naken mahkeccen,
If you are sitting there eating and you have a visitor, you say “Y’all come eat!”, you’ve asked them,

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ohhompetv cenhechohyen owat naken ’yacvkekon owat, heromketsken hoyant os. Hvtą mahoket owemvts.
and if they see your table and don’t like it, you’ve already expressed your kindness. And that’s what they used to say.

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Emonkusvyēt owis, vneu.
I am still that way, myself.

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Mowēt o. “Hompetv encahketskvs” ’ste kihocēt owemvtok.
That’s how it is. They used to tell us, “Don’t be stingy with food.”

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Mēkusvpkv-cuko arvyat matvpomēt owē. Yeah, “Hompaks cē” makt ąrvyēt owēs. Mon mv
When I’m at church, it’s the same way. Yeah, “Y’all come eat!” I’m always saying. And then

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cenhvpo tv? Mv cem mēkusvpkv-cuko aretskat mvn
how about your camp? At the church you go to,

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cenhvpo vrahkv ocēpetskēt owa? M-hm, vnhvnkus. Yeah, vnhvnkus. Yeah, mvn tohkvlkē fullēt ont o.
do you have your own camp? M-hm, by myself. Yeah, by myself. Yeah, and that’s where we gather.

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hompetv ’setohkalēt. Mv cepuse enaket owvtēt owv, mv hvpo?
We put our food together. Was it your grandmother’s, that camphouse?

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Mm, cvckuce. Cvckuce mit.
Mm, my aunt’s. My aunt’s.

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Mvo mēkusvpkv-cuko vrę̄pē hoktahlet owen
So you grew up in the church

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ayen hvtą cecke ton, ceckuce mvo owēt on hvtą cēmeu aret, yatan
as your mother and your aunt, and you, too,

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mēkusvpkv-cuko hvmkusēn mvn cetak-vcolvtēt owv? M-hm, emonkos. Ąrvyē monkvt os.
you grew up here attending just this one church? M-hm, it’s still the same. I still attend.

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Yeah, Wednesday night owakat tis fullēt, Tvcakuceu fullēt. Ąrit monkvts. Misen, vnhvmkuset–
Yeah, We go to church Wednesday nights and Sunday, too. I still go. But I’m the only one–

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mv vncuko licēt ont on mvn hompeyat fullēt ont o. Vpvltak omvlkv nokrvkētt owemvts.
mine is the only camphouse we have, and that’s where we eat at. All the others burned down.

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Mvn onkv mv mēkusvpkv-cuko etohkvlkakat mvn
So those that gather at the church,

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etohkvlke hompetv mvn vpēyvntot hompakēt owa? Ehe.
they go there to eat together? Yes.

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Onkv hę̄ret on. Estvmąhen mēkusvpkv-cuko ’mvnihcet ont owvcoks onkv.
So that’s good. You really helped the church quite a bit by doing that.

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Ohhompetv hokkolen ocēt ont on cvpcvkē hayen. Mvn takfacket owēto.
We have two very long tables. It gets full in there.

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Mēkusvpkv-cuko em vtotketv yekcēt nake vhuerēt owēpakn owat avnicvkēt owat kērkēt owēs, ’stowē sekon vrētt owetskvcoks.
If you are strong in doing the church work, it shows how much work you do to help and that you’re in good standing.

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Mv mowēt owētok.
That’s how it is.

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Hiyowat
And now

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pumvnettakof, ’ste-cate em vpoketv owen,
when we were young, we lived how Indians lived,

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cencuko ocēt ont, onkat vneu
you had a house and me, too,

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mowēt vpokēt owemvts, eto-ofv owēn.
and that’s how we lived, like out in the woods.

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Mowēt nake ponvttv owakis hēcet onkat nak-vpuekv tis ocēt on
We would see wild animals and we had livestock,

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’sēnaorickvt owakekvt tvlofv svmmon vpēyonkot owēmvts. Centv?
because we had to bother with their care, we rarely went to town. What about you?

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Cenhvteceskv mvn liketskvtē icehoktalusat,
Where you lived, when you started growing up,

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tvlof-rakko enhvteceskv ayeccvtē mvt estomąhēt os kowetskemvte?
did you think it was strange when you first went to the big city?

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Onkat estvmimvn ayetskemvte, cenhvtecęskusat?
Or where did you go, your very first time?

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Vnhvtecęskusat Sawvnoken a[ye]t [ow]imvts. Ehen,
My first time, I went to Shawnee.

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pum vwolicvt vtotketv–‘stem vtotkēt ont on.
Our neighbor, we did some work for him.

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Toknawuce punhēcken owat, Sawvnoken vpēyet owēmvts. Nak nēset fullēt owemvts.
If we got a little money, we would go to Shawnee to buy things.

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Mv tvlofv mvn hēci mvn, mvo hvtą ąyen mv cvckuce kicat Joanna hopiyen liket vlaket ont on.
When I saw that town and then later my aunt Joanna who lived far away came here.

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“Hvtą tvlof-rakko vpēyvkēts cē!” mahken, vpēyet fullēt owaten
She said, “Now let’s go to that big town” and we went around there,

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bus station tempusat Oklahoma City mvn bus station roriceyan
the bus station near Oklahoma City, when we got to the bus station,

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neskv-cuko owat hv̨lwēn okis cē.
it was a store, I mean it was really high.

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I said, “Naket ont owa?” kict hiyowet, hiy– ąyin. nvtakset cvlvtikvhohken
I said “What is that?” going like this with my chin up and almost fell.

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Joanne said, “’Stvmin a[ye]t onccv?” mahken hiyowen cvhvlaten
Joanne said “Where are you going?” and grabbed me like this.

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Mv tat cuko cvpken hvlwē hayvtē kicimvt. Mvn vnhvteceskvt [ow]emvts.
That was my first time seeing a house that long and high.

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Mowofvn ąyin hvtvm mv likan California hvtą vyvhant owin,
Later on, I was going to go to California, where she lived,

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mont owaten perro-tvmkv vpihkit vyvhant on,
and I was going to get in an airplane.

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perro-tvmkv vpikvyvtē sekot owat vpikvhan mvo hece mokkicit [ow]emvts. Hece mokkicvyēt ont on.
I had never been on an airplane and was going to get on. I was smoking a cigarette. I smoked cigarettes.

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Mv cukolikt owen owat perro-tvmkv ohlikof,
I went inside and sat in the airplane.

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orēn hece mokkicin mvn hēcan,
I was really getting ready to smoke and when they saw me,

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“Mēcekot, mēcekot hiy[ow]at tat neha mēcvhant [ow]es. Tvpocecvhant oncces” cvkihocen.
they told me “Don’t do that, don’t do that. They’re going to pump gas. You’re going to blow us up,” they told me.

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You know, hvtvm ąyin mv rorvyat
You know, then again I kept going and when I got there,

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hiyowen vhēct owin yv fvccv tat ehen–nak te?–vholocēt ont owat, yi fvccv nak stont owa, mv?
I was looking this way and–what is it? it was clouds, and then in the other direction, what happened?

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Ue-hvtkvt ohwvt hakemvts. Vholucēt owēt kowimvts.
It happened to be the ocean. I thought it was clouds.

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Mvt vnhvteceskvt [ow]emvts.
That was my first time.

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Owat, cepenkvlēt omvte, perro-tvmkv vpiketv? M-hmm.
Were you scared to ride in the airplane? M-hmm.

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Yeah. ’Ste-hvcko tis akhotkē ont tvpocken akhotkvkēpēt on.
Yeah. Your ears would close up and sound like it would pop and close up.

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Owat cenherekot owemvte, ahvtapketskat? I know it.
So you didn’t feel good when you got off? I know it.

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’Ste mahyonkēt owemvtok. Uh-huh, ’ste mahyonkēt owēt owen. Yeah, mowet owemvts.
You usually felt dizzy then. Uh-huh, you feel like you’re dizzy. Yeah, it was that way.

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Mon onkv, mv ąyet California roretskat,
And when you finally got to California,

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estowak mahet os konccemvte, tvlofv? Mmhhmm, este sulke.
did you think the town was all that? Mmhhmm, lots of people.

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Este mvrahrvket owat ē fullēt owemvts cē.
There were several different types of people there going about.

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Ue-hvtke tempe akfullēn
We went near the ocean

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“’Ste-catuce owvyusat” konccemvte?
Did you think, “I’m just a simple little Indian”?

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I know it. Hvtą “Nak stowen vlakt art owvya?” kowimvts. Yefulkepetv ceyacēt?
I know it. I thought “Why am I here?” Did you want to go back?

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Tvcak hvnken likt owimvts kowit liketv hvtą rat[et] owimvts. Mowēt hvtą cvnahvnke hvtą–nak te?–
I think I stayed there one week, then I came back. And then one of my relatives. What is it?

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Enke–makak ha?–’setohlatkat, enke ’setohlatkvt on. Hvtvm mvn New York City mvn ’svcayemvts. Yeah, mvn hv̨lwe ha[ye]n.
Hand–would we say?–wrestling, she’s an arm wrestler. Another time, she took me to New York City. Yeah, it was really high.

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Twin City makeyont liket ont mvn welakt owēn ont owat.
We were at a place called Twin City.

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Momen mvo onvpvn rohcvmikit ont owat, hopįyen okis cē.
We climbed to the very top. It was really far.

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Perro yicat lopǫckusē nak heckv ’stenhotēt owemvts.
When the boats were coming they looked really small and it made you skittish.

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Oh, mv Empire State? Mon mv Statue of Liberty kihocē tv, mv tv? hē[ce]ccvtēt owv? Mvn hecimvts. Mvo hēcimvts. Yeah, mvn hehcit owen.
Oh, that Empire State? And did you see that Statue of Liberty? Yeah, I’ve seen it. Yeah, I saw it.

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Yeah, mvn rvlahkit, March mahen welakt owit owe. Mv mahen rvlahohke
Yeah, I returned. And around March is when we went. We returned around then.

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mv September mahen mv nak mahen vnnahorket owemvts.
around September, that’s when someone messed with my things.

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Cencukon?
Your house?

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No, mvn New York City fulleyvtē. Mont [ow]emvts.
No, it happened when we were in New York City.

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Nak onąyet, vretv cvyącet on, mv mont on. ’Svcvfulhoyēt ont owemvts. Hiy[ow]at owat est[ow]is vretv cvyacet o.
I like to go around telling things. That’s just how I am. That’s why they took me around. Even today I like to go wherever.

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Hę̄ren vrēccvt tis. Vntat vrvyē sek, New York City.
You had a good time. I’ve never been to New York City.

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Ropottvyvtē vtēkus kowi. Mowē? Hoktē mv cokv heckv ayen mvn.
I think I’ve only passed through. Really? That girl was going to school.

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’Svpēyēmvts. Ohhh. Ropotēcēmvts. Yeah.
We were taking her. Ohhh. We went through there. Yeah.

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Vcvfvnnakuehocen ohfullēn
They took me to look around.

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hvlvlatkēn yvkapēt fullēn mv honvnwvt pura topvrvn hueret, yv tat vpokekot ont owat, este mvrahkvke fult owē
We were walking slow and the man standing behind us was thinking we were different and weren’t from there.

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Nak te? “Hvlvlatkē fult os” kont puhvnhihocet.
What is it? They were getting onto us because we were slow.

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“Vkueket, vnvttēcet” cekont okhoyvkvtē tes.
“Move, get out of the way” is probably what they were thinking of you all.

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Enhelvpkē fullephoyat hvlvlątkusē fult owen.
They were in a hurry but we were so slow.

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Vfvnnakvlke kicokhoyē mvn fullvttokvcok.
You all were probably like what they call tourists going about.

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’Mvtēkus kowis. Mv ’punvkv sulken ’scencawēkv.
I think that’s it. We got a lot of the language from you.

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Mowisen mvn mowēn vpohkv ha[ye]t okhohyekv. ’Mvtēkus owis. Mvto. Enka, Enka.
Anyway, that’s what was asked of us to do. That’s it. Thank you. Okay, Okay.

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Nak hę̄re on onayvyis ont os. Mowēs. Cenheckuehocvrēs. ’Mvtēkus.
I hope that I told some good things. You did. They’ll show you. That’s it.