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Illustration Of The Method Of Recording Indian Lan

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SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION--BUREAU OF ETHNOLOGY.

J.W. POWELL, DIRECTOR.

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ILLUSTRATION OF THE METHOD

OF

RECORDING INDIAN LANGUAGES.

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FROM THE MANUSCRIPTS OF MESSRS. J.O. DORSEY, A.S. GATSCHET, AND S.R. RIGGS.

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ILLUSTRATION OF THE METHOD OF RECORDING INDIAN LANGUAGES.

HOW THE RABBIT CAUGHT THE SUN IN A TRAP.

AN OMAHA MYTH, OBTAINED FROM F. LAFLECHE BY J. OWEN DORSEY.

Egi[c]e|mactci[~n]'ge|ak[/a]| i[k]a[n]' |[c]i[~n]k[/e]|en[/a]-qtci| It came| rabbit | the | his | the st. | only | to pass| | sub. |grandmother| ob. | |

|[t]ig[c]e|j[/u]gig[c][/a]-biam[/a]. | dwelt | with his| they | | own,| say.

K[)i]|ha[n]'ega[n]tc[)e]'-qtci-hna[n]'|`[/a]bae|ah[/i]-biam[/a].| And | morning very habit- | hunting| went thither | | ually | | they say. |

|Ha[n]ega[n]tc[)e]'-qtci|a[c][/a]-bi | morning very|went, they | | say

ct[)e]wa[n]'|n[/i]kaci[n]ga|wi[n]'|s[/i]|sned[)e]'-qti-hna[n]| notwith- | person | one | foot| long very as a | standing rule |

|s[/i]g[c]e|a[c][/a]-bit[/e]am[/a].|K[)i]|[/i]baha[n] 3 | trail | had gone, they say. | And | to know | him

ga[n][c][/a]-biam[/a].|N[/i]aci[n]ga| [c]i[n]' |[)i][n]'ta[n]| wished they say.| Person |the mv. ob.| now |

|w[/i]ta[n][c]i[n]|b[c][/e]|t[/a]|mi[~n]ke,|e[c][/e]ga[n]-biam[/a]. | I-first | I go | will| I who, | thought they say.

Ha[n]'ega[n]c[)e]'-qtci|p[/a]ha[n]-bi |ega[n]'|a[c][/a]-biam[/a].| Morning very|arose they say|having | went they say.|

|C[)i]|[/e]gi[c]e|n[/i]kaci[n]ga| am[/a] |Again| it | person |the mv. happened sub.

s[/i]g[c]e|a[c][/a]-bit[/e]am[/a].|[/E]gi[c]e|ak[/i]-biam[/a].| trail | had gone, they say. | It came | he reached | to pass home they say.

| G[/a]-biam[/a]:|[k]a[n]h[/a],|w[/i]ta[n][c]i[n]|b[c][/e] 6 |Said as follows,| grand- | I-first | I go they say: mother,

a[k][/i]daxe|ct[)e]wa[n]'|n[/i]kaci[n]ga|w[/i][n]'| a[n]'aqai | I make | in spite | person | one | getting | for myself of it ahead of me


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