Temnanáxt Tuuxanatmíki

Title

Temnanáxt Tuuxanatmíki

Subject

Indians of North America--Northwest, Pacific

Description

Oral history in the Sahaptin language with line-by-line translations into English.

Creator

Redbird-Selam, Helen Marie, Dr.

Source

MSS 001 Helen Redbird-Smith papers

Publisher

Southern Oregon University. Library

Rights

Under Copyright: See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
For fair use/educational reproduction, please provide the following credit: Courtesy of Southern Oregon University Hannon Library."

Format

oral histories

Language

English
Salishan

Type

Text

Identifier

MSS001:11.03

Coverage

Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon

Text

This is a recollection about a little girl when she found her spirit-power. There was war/killing still in this country. Soldiers were still at La Grande. This/Thus she used to tell us. She was named Wapona. They say they killed them at La Grande. They chased the Indians to the Big River, to that place which now is called the Snake River. They killed all of them. They chased them and there, I guess, the Grandmother lost the little girl. She walked around there all alone for I don’t know how long. They say the soldiers found her. They took her to that soldier’s place (fort). They say they wouldn’t eat, that little girl. Bad was the food of the soldiers. Then they took her back to the Snake River and there they released her. And there then she slept by the Snake River. I don’t know how long she slept. And there she came to her Sturgeon(?) and there he spoke/talked to her. He read in her heart whatever she was thinking. She would think, “However will I cross this river?” He told her, “Don’t think like that, follow me.”

Original Format

oral histories

Files

Page written in Sahaptian.jpg

Tags

Citation

Redbird-Selam, Helen Marie, Dr., “Temnanáxt Tuuxanatmíki,” Hannon Library Online Exhibits, accessed January 27, 2022, https://hanlib.omeka.net/items/show/205.

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