How the Dakotas fought the Pawnees and avenged the death of Mawada˝thi˝'s brother

Wa┤xe-he┤be aka┤ Po˝┤ka wa'u┤ wagtho˝┤i. Po˝┤ka ama┤ u┤do˝xti athi˝┤i.
White man part / the (sub.) / Ponka / woman / married. / Ponkas / the (pl.) / very good / had him. /

Shi˝┤gazhi˝┤ga wi˝┤ t'o˝┤-biama┤, nu┤zhi˝ga ama┤. T'e┤ ama┤ e┤ shi˝┤gazhi˝┤ga paho˝┤ga
Infant / one / he had they say, / boy / they say. / Died / they say / that / child / before /

t'o˝┤i te. Nudo˝┤ athe┤ 'i┤thai te Pa┤thi˝a┤ta. Athai┤ te. Ti┤ ko˝┤haxchi esho˝┤ gthi˝┤i
he had it. / To war / to go / he spoke of / to the Pawnees. / He went. / Lodge / very edge of / near to / he sat /

te Pa┤thi˝ i˝sh'a┤ge 'i┤the aki┤-biama┤. Ni┤kashi˝ga a┤wate i┤gthi˝ thi˝ke┤, a┤-biama┤.
when / Pawnee / old man / to speak of him / reached home, they say. / Person / what thing / is sitting / by it, / said they, they say. /

Ga┤thu ati┤ gthi˝┤ thi˝ke┤, ni┤kashi˝ga wi˝┤, a┤-biama┤. E┤di ahi┤-bi ki, e┤githe ededi┤
In that place / he has come / he is sitting, / person / one, / said he, they say / when, / behold, / he was sitting there /

aka┤ma. Nazhi┤ha ma┤sai e┤go˝, i˝de┤ tho˝ mo˝thi˝┤ka a┤thahaxti ga┤xa-biama┤. E┤di
they say. / Hair / cut off / as, / face / the (ob.) / earth / sticking tightly on / he made it, they say. / There /

ahi┤-bi ego˝┤, utho˝┤-biama┤. Athi˝┤ aki┤-biama┤. I┤wo˝xa┤-biama┤. Ea┤to˝ mo˝hni˝┤
arrived, they say / having, / they held him, they say. / They took him home, they say. / They questioned him they say. / Why / you walk /

a, a┤-biama┤. Nudo˝┤ mo˝bthi˝┤, a┤-biama┤. Eda┤do˝ uki┤t'e hni˝┤ a, a┤-biama┤.
? / said they, they say. / On the war-path / I walk, / said he, they say. / What / nation / you are / ? / said they, they say. /

Shao˝┤ bthi˝┤, a┤-biama┤. Po˝┤ka shti he┤be bthi˝┤, a┤-biama┤. The┤ he┤bai uki┤gtha-bazhi┤-biama┤;
Dakota / I am, / said he, they say. / Ponka / too / part / I am, / said he, they say. / This / he was a part / he told not of himself they say; /

Umo˝┤ho˝ he┤bai uki┤gtha-bazhi┤-biama┤; wa┤xe he┤bai shti uki┤gtha-bazhi┤-biama┤.
Omaha / he was a part / he told not of himself, they say; / white man / he was a part / too / he told not of himself they say. /

E┤ ga┤te uki┤gthai ki, e┤ Umo˝┤ho˝ he┤bai shi wa┤xe he┤bai uki┤gthai
That afore-said thing / he told of himself / if, / that / Omaha / he was a part / again / white man / he was a part / he told of himself /

ki, ni┤the ta┤-bi ethe┤go˝ ki, uki┤gtha-ba┤zhii te. T'e┤thai te ha; a┤no˝zhi˝┤gthe gia┤xa-biama┤.
if, / they would let him live / he thought / when, / he did not tell it about himself. / They killed him / ; / an upright frame / they made for him they say. /

Wa'ai uke┤to˝ go˝┤thai e┤go˝ we┤'e i┤snathe usa┤-biama┤ ni┤kashi˝ga to˝.
Farming / to gain / they wished / as / hoe / to grease with / they burnt him, they say / man / the (std.). /

Wat'e┤the u┤zhu aka┤ Pa┤thi˝ aka┤ I˝de┤-snede izha┤zhe athi˝┤-biama┤. Shao˝┤ uki┤gsha te
Murderer / principal / the (sub.) / Pawnee / the (sub.) / Face long / his name / he had they say. / A Dakota / he confessed himself / \nt uki┤gtha

Shao˝┤ na'o˝┤-bi t'e┤thai te, gi┤tha-bazhi┤-biama┤. To˝┤wo˝gtho˝ uthe┤wi˝kitha┤-biama┤.
Dakotas / they heard it, they say / he was killed / when, / they were sad, they say. / Tribe / they assembled themselves, they say. /

Ugi┤n 'i┤tha-biama┤. To˝┤wo˝gtho˝ pe┤tho˝baha┤-biama┤. Uthe┤wi˝kitha┤-biama┤.
To seek theirs / they spoke of, they say. / Tribe / in seven places, they say. / They assembled themselves, they say. /

A┤gaxtho˝xti e┤di a-i┤-biama┤. Ko˝┤ge ati┤i te ha. Wa'u┤ shi˝┤gazhi˝┤ga eda┤be
Just as when moving on the hunt / there / they approached, they say. / Near / they came / . / Woman / children / also /

wao˝┤tha a-i┤i te ha. Go˝┤-ke-xchi ahi┤i te. Shi wana┤she a┤kikihi┤de mo˝thi˝┤i te,
leaving them / they approached / . / Going for a long time in a line / they arrived. / Again / soldiers / paying attention to those with them / they walked, /

e┤gaxe wathi┤hi i┤kikuhai┤ e┤go˝. E┤di ho˝┤-imo˝┤thi˝ athai┤ te, ni┤kashi˝ga ju┤ba
round about / to scare them off / they feared for themselves / as. / There / walking by night / they went / when, / person / some /

kimo˝┤gtho˝i te ho˝┤ te. Pa┤thi˝ ko˝┤gexchi ahi┤i te, the┤ ju┤ba aka┤ o˝┤ba e┤tho˝bexchi
absconded / night / when. / Pawnee / very near / they arrived / when, / this / some / the (sub.) / day / just in sight /

sho˝┤ge wa┤thizai┤ te. Sho˝┤ge wa┤thin agthai┤, a┤-biama┤ Pa┤thi˝ ama┤. Wa┤thi˝
horse / they took them. / Horse / having them / they have gone, / said, they say / Pawnees / the (sub.). / Having them /

atha┤-biama┤. Na┤thuha┤xchi u┤xthe ama┤ma. Wa┤thi˝ ati┤-biama┤. Ki Shao˝┤ ama┤
they went, they say. / Very nearly / they overtook them, they say. / Having them / they came, they say. / And / Dakotas / the (pl.) /

ga┤-biama┤: Wuhu┤! ju┤ba i┤kina┤xthe a┤ia┤thai e┤i˝te, thawa┤thi˝ ati┤. Tha┤thuha┤xchi
said as follows, they say: / Wuhu! / some / hiding themselves / they may have gone, / there they come chased by the foe. / Very nearly /

u┤tho˝ ama┤. Hau! ke┤, the┤thai-ga, a┤-biama┤ Shao˝┤ ama┤. To˝┤de ke no˝ho˝┤ho˝-biama┤;
they held them / they say. / Ho! / come, / send ye, / said, they say / Dakotas / the (sub.). / Ground / the (ob.) / they made tremble under their feet they say; /

no˝ti┤dai te, he┤gazhi ama┤: Gu+! The┤ Pa┤thi˝ ama┤ kigthi┤so˝tha┤-biama┤;
they made a drumming sound as they ran, / they were many, they say: / Gu+! / This / Pawnees / the (sub.) / turned themselves around, they say; /

o˝┤he agtha┤-biama┤. U┤thahaxti e┤di athai┤ te, sho˝┤ge o˝┤sagi a┤gthi˝-bi ego˝┤.
fleeing / they went homeward, they say. / Sticking very close to them / there / they went, / horse / swift / they sat on, they say / because. /

Ga┤ama ushte┤ ama┤ o˝┤he agtha┤-biama┤ Pa┤thi˝ ama┤. Wi˝a┤xchi i┤gadize-hno˝
Those / the rest / the (sub.) / fleeing / went homeward, they say / Pawnees / the (sub.). / One / riding round and round /

gthi˝┤-biama┤, sho˝┤ge uthu┤nazhi˝┤-bi ego˝┤. The┤ama o˝wo˝┤xthe do˝┤shteo˝┤ ta┤ ama┤
sat they say, / horse / he depended on, they say / because. / These / they overtake me / (dubitative sign) / they will /

e┤i˝te, ethe┤go˝ gthi˝┤-biama┤. Ko˝┤gexchi ahi┤-biama┤. Gthe┤ ama┤. Mo˝sho˝┤de
it may be, / thinking / he sat they say. / Very near / they arrived, they say. / He went homeward / they say. / Den (hole) /

una┤zhi˝ gi┤'i˝-biama┤; edi┤xti kino˝┤sa ama┤ sho˝┤ge to˝. Shao˝┤ ama┤ a┤no˝ge
standing in / he carried him, they say; / just there / stumbled they say / horse / the (std.). / Dakotas / the (sub.) / running over him /

no˝t'a┤-biama┤ ni┤kashi˝ga ke. Sho˝┤sho˝ ti┤i tho˝ wa┤thi˝-biama┤ ushte┤ ama┤. Sho˝┤sho˝
trampled him to death, they say / person / the (reclining). / Without stopping / village / the / they had them, they say / the rest / the (sub.). / Without stopping /

ti┤i tho˝ ie┤ginaxi┤tha wa┤thi˝ a-i┤-biama┤. Ti┤i tho˝ u┤gipa┤aza┤-biama┤.
village / the / rushing on theirs / having them / they approached, they say. / Village / the / they scared them into theirs, they say. /

Pa┤thi˝ ama┤ a┤kishuga┤-biama┤. A┤kikitha┤-biama┤. Pa┤thi˝ wi˝┤ u┤do˝ a┤tasho˝;
Pawnees / the (sub.) / were very close together they say. / They contended together they say. / Pawnee / one / good / exceedingly; /

sho˝┤ge shti u┤do˝ a┤gthi˝-biama┤; wa┤thaha shti u┤do˝. Ti┤ata kigthe┤-shto˝; wa┤thaha
horse / too / good / he sat on, they say; / clothing / too / good. / To the lodge / he continued going back; / clothing /

a┤zhi ugi┤nazhi˝┤-bi-de┤, shi sho˝┤ge a┤zhi a┤ginazhi˝┤-bi-de┤, i┤gadize-hno˝┤-biama┤.
different / he stood in his, they say while, / again / horse / different / he stood on, they say while, / he rode round and round they say. /

E┤githe t'e┤tha-biama┤, sho˝┤ge to˝┤ shti thiza┤-bi ego˝┤. Pa┤da-ba┤zhi ni┤kashi˝ga u┤do˝
At length / they killed him, they say, / horse / the (std.) / too / they took, they say / because. / They did not cut him up / man / good /

thi˝ke┤. A┤bano˝-hno˝┤-biama┤, thaxu┤be-hno˝┤-biama┤, Shao˝┤ ama┤. Iti┤go˝ aka┤
he who. / They were gazing at him they say, / they were expressing wonder they say, / Dakotas / the (sub.). / His wife's father / the (sub.) /

Sha┤thathe┤gathi┤ke. Sho˝┤gaxa┤-biama┤ Shao˝┤ ama┤. O˝┤zithagithe┤ te, ai┤ a┤tha, a┤-biama┤
Recaru rekarika. / They ceased, they say / Dakotas / the (sub.). / You are to rest, / he says / indeed, / said, they say /

Shao˝┤ ama┤. Go˝┤ wa┤'u┤-ma shti ati┤-biama┤. Sho˝┤ nini┤ i˝┤ gthi˝┤-biama┤ Shao˝┤
Dakotas / the (sub.). / And / the woman / too / came, they say. / Yet / tobacco / using / sat, they say / Dakotas /

ama┤. Pa┤thi˝ ama┤ ga┤-biama┤. I┤i-ga, a┤-biama┤. Uki┤t'e thati┤i ha. I┤i-ga ha,
the (sub.). / Pawnees / the (sub.) / said as follows, they say: / Come ye, / said they, they say. / Foes / you have come / . / Come ye / . /

a┤-biama┤. A┤bagtha tai┤, ethe┤go˝ e┤go˝, i┤e ga┤te ga┤xai Pa┤thi˝ ama┤. Nini┤ i˝┤
said they, they say. / They will draw back, / they thought / as, / words / that / made / Pawnees / the (sub.). / Tobacco / using /

gthi˝┤-ma a┤bagtha tai┤, ethe┤go˝ e┤go˝, we┤bo˝-biama┤. Sho˝┤ge-ma gthu┤ba sho˝┤geuna┤zhi˝
those who sat / they will draw back, / they thought / as, / they called to them, they say. / The horses / all / horse standing in /

te ugi┤pixti u┤zhi-biama┤ Pa┤thi˝ ama┤, mo˝thi˝┤-ti a┤ba'e-xtio˝┤i te. The┤ama
the (col.) / very full / put them in, they say / Pawnees / the (sub.), / earth-lodge / they were very thick upon. / These /

sho˝┤gaxa-bi e┤sko˝ ethe┤go˝i te, nini┤ i˝┤ gthi˝┤-ma. E┤githe Shao˝┤ ama┤, Ke┤!
they ceased / it might be / they thought / as, / tobacco / using / those who sat. / At length / Dakotas / the (sub.), / Come! /

sho˝┤ge-ma itho˝┤o˝wo˝┤the tai┤. Zhu┤-hno˝ wo˝┤gaki┤tha tai┤, a┤-biama┤. Wa┤kitha-biama┤.
the horses / let us place them. / Body only / let us contend against them, / said they, they say. / They fought them they say. /

Ti┤ ke u┤gipa┤aza┤-biama┤. Mu┤wahega-bazhi┤-biama┤. Ti┤ te shti ugi┤pi
Lodge / the (line of) / they scared them back into theirs they say. / They shot down a great many they say. / Lodge / the / too / full /

e┤go˝, e┤gihe u┤se-hno˝┤-biama┤, mo˝ta┤ta na┤t'e-o˝┤-biama┤. Sho˝┤ge-ma shti gthu┤ba
as, / right into it / they burnt regularly they say, / inside / they burnt to death they say. / The horses / too / all /

we┤nasha┤-biama┤, we┤ha-tho˝┤tho˝. E┤githe wa┤bashiba┤-biama┤. Ti┤i ke wa┤sha-biama┤.
they took from them they say, / each one choosing some. / At length / they abandoned their things to them they say. / Lodges / the (line of) / they forced them to leave they say. /

Ni┤ ke┤ta u┤baaza┤-biama┤. The┤ Sha┤thathe┤gathi┤ke u thi˝ge┤xti, sho˝┤
Water / to the / they scared them into they say. / This / Recaru-rekarika / wound / without any, / yet /

gaski┤ t'e┤ ama┤. Ni┤ ke u┤-ma t'ai┤ te, Shao˝┤ wi˝┤ sho˝┤xti go˝┤ u┤ti˝-hno˝-biama┤,
he died from exhaustion / they say. / Water / the / those who were wounded / they died / when, / Dakota / one / without any reason / he hit them regularly they say, /

wahe┤hazhi┤xti go˝┤thai te. She┤no˝ e┤go˝ u┤tho˝-a┤do˝ gi┤-ga, a┤-biama┤.
very stout-hearted / he wished / as. / Enough times / about / take hold of them and / come back, / said they, they say. /

Pa┤thi˝ numi˝┤ga mo˝thi┤do˝ wako˝┤dagi┤-biama┤, niu┤thuo˝┤da e┤di nazhi˝┤-biama┤.
Pawnee / boy / to pull the bow / were very forward at, they say, / island / there / they stood, they say. /

Thuti┤xtio˝┤, mo˝┤ uko˝┤skaxti u┤-biama┤; t'e┤tha-biama┤ ni┤ ke┤di. Wuhu┤! a┤na'o˝┤zhi
Coming directly to him, / arrow / just in a line with him / wounded him, they say; / it killed him, they say / water / in the. / Strange! / he did not listen to (one) /

a┤ho˝, a┤-biama┤. 'A┤gthawa┤the, sho˝┤ gthu┤ba we┤nasha┤-biama┤, ha┤ ke, sho˝┤ge-ma
! / said they, they say. / They made them suffer, / yet / all / they took from them they say, / hide / the, / the horses /

shti, gthu┤ba. Gua┤thisho˝┤ta Pa┤thi˝ a┤higi wato˝┤be e┤de, edi┤to˝do˝┤ Pa┤thi˝ ama┤
too, / all. / On the other side of that / Pawnees / many / I saw them / but / since then / Pawnees / the (pl.) /

Chawi┤ dzhu┤baxchi umu┤shta-biama┤.
Tcawi / a very few / remain after the shooting they say. /