The buffalo and the grizzly bear -- an Omaha myth

E┤githe Mo˝chu┤ ama┤ athe┤ ama┤ma, wati┤shka e┤i˝te uha┤-bi o˝┤. Patha┤ge wi˝
At length / Grizzly bear / the (mv. sub.) / was going, they say, / stream / perhaps / having followed its course, they say. / Headland / one /

nazhi˝┤ te┤ ama┤ ki, usko˝┤sko˝xti atha┤-biama┤. Patha┤ge te e┤tho˝be ahi┤-bi ki,
it was standing, they say / when, / in a straight line (directly towards it) / went, they say. / Headland / the (std. ob.) / in sight / arrived, they say / when, /

e┤githe Tenu┤ga wi˝ ki┤gthe te nazhi˝┤ aka┤ma. Mo˝chu┤ aka┤ hi┤de ni┤stustu
behold / Buffalo bull / one / underneath / the (std. ob.) / was std., they say. / Grizzly bear / the (sub.) / base / backing step by step /

agi┤-bi ego˝┤, ni┤ ke┤ta atha┤-bi o˝┤, ni┤ ke uha┤ atha┤-bi o˝┤, uga┤s'i˝ ahi┤-bi
having come, they say, / stream / to the (lg. ob.) / having gone, they say, / stream / the (lg. ob.) / following / having gone, they say, / peeping / arrived, they say /

ki, te-di┤xe to˝┤ ama┤ xtha┤xtio˝ pamo˝┤gthexti nazhi˝┤ ama┤ Tenu┤ga to˝┤ uki┤gthi'age
when, / scabby buffalo / std. / they say / very lean / with bowed head / was std., they say / Buffalo bull / the (std.) / indisposed to move /

go˝┤. Mo˝chu┤ ama┤ gtha┤da-bi o˝┤, ku'e┤ atha┤-bi o˝┤, Tenu┤ga nazhi┤ha tho˝ utho˝┤
as. / Grizzly bear / the (mv. sub.) / crept up on him, they say / having, / with a rush / went, they say / having, / Buffalo bull / hair of the head / the part / grasped /

itho˝┤-bi o˝┤, thipa┤za-biama┤. Thiku┤wi˝xe athi˝┤-bi o˝┤, thizho˝┤zho˝, "I┤a-ga ha┤!
suddenly, they say / having, / pulled him by the hair, they say. / Pulling him around / had him, they say / having, / shook him often, / Speak / ! /

I┤a-ga ha┤! Ga┤thuxti mo˝bthi˝┤ a┤thi˝he┤ ki o˝tho˝┤thakizha┤zhe ama┤. Ke┤, na, i┤a-ga!"
Speak / ! / That unseen place / I walk / I who move / when / you threatened to attack me / they say. / Come, / now, / speak! /

(a┤-biama┤). No˝be┤ btha┤ska shti i┤ti˝-no˝┤-bi o˝┤, pashi┤zhe te. "Tena┤! ea┤to˝
(said, they say). / Paw / flat / too / hit him with it often / having, / tip of nose / the (ob.) / Fie! / why /

i┤wikizha┤zhe ta, go˝┤xti mo˝ni˝┤ tha┤thi˝she┤," a┤-biama┤ Tenu┤ga aka┤. "O˝┤kazhi ha!
I threaten to attack you / should, / just in the manner (you mention?) / you walk / you who move, / said, they say / Buffalo bull / the (sub.). / Not so / . /

o˝tho˝┤thakizha┤zhe ama┤," a┤-biama┤ Mo˝chu┤ aka┤. Nazhi˝┤ha tho˝┤ thishto˝┤-bi o˝┤, uthi┤sho˝
you threatened to attack me / they say, / said, they say / Grizzly bear / the (sub.). / Hair of the head / the part / let it go, they say, / having, / around him /

atha┤-bi o˝┤, si˝┤de ke┤ utho˝┤-bi o˝┤, shi thiu┤ubthi˝ athi˝┤-bi o˝┤, thishto˝┤ ta┤-bi ki┤,
having gone, they say, / tail / the (lg. ob.) / having grasped, they say, / again / pulled him round and round / having had him, they say, / about to let him go, they say / when, /

sho˝de┤ tho˝ no˝be┤ btha┤ska i┤ti˝-biama┤. Tenu┤ga thi˝ gabtha┤bthazhe mo˝thi˝┤ ama┤.
&scrotum / the part / paw / flat / hit him there with it, they say. / Buffalo bull / the (mv. ob.) / legs wide apart / was walking / they say. /

"U˝*hu˝hu˝*hu˝hu˝+! nia┤zhixchio˝┤ shka┤xe a┤ho˝," a┤-biama┤ Tenu┤ga aka┤. Mo˝chu┤
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! / not paining at all / you make / ! (in soliloquy), / said, they say / Buffalo bull / the (sub.). / Grizzly bear /

ama┤ atha┤-biama┤, ni˝┤de ku┤shti e┤go˝. Tenu┤ga aka┤ gethe┤go˝-biama┤, "A┤kitha┤-ba
the (mv. sub.) / went, they say, / hams / (see note) / somewhat. / Buffalo bull / the (sub.) / thought as follows, they say, / Return the blows /

hau┤! Thi┤ shti e┤go˝xti e┤go˝-no˝ ni˝ tho˝┤shti wazhi˝┤ te," ethe┤go˝ ama┤ ki, Mo˝chu┤
! / You / too / just so / often like / you were / in the past / disposition / the / was thinking / they say / when, / Grizzly bear /

aka┤ i┤baho˝┤-biama┤. "Wa! ede┤shego˝┤ a," a┤-biama┤ Mo˝chu┤ aka┤. "Ede┤ha-ma┤zhi
the (sub.) / knew it, they say. / Why! / what do you say / ? / said, they say / Grizzly bear / the (sub.). / I said nothing /

ha," e┤ ama┤ Tenu┤ga. Shi xa┤tha agi┤-bi o˝┤, shi Tenu┤ga thiku┤wi˝xe┤xti athi˝┤-biama┤.
. / was saying, they say / Buffalo bull. / Again / back to starting-point / having come, they say, / again / Buffalo bull / turned him around very fast / had him, they say. /

Shi he┤ te utho˝┤-bi o˝┤, pa┤ tho˝ shti thiu┤ubthi˝┤-no˝ athi˝┤-biama┤ shi.
Again / horn / the (ob.) / having grasped, they say, / head / the part / too / pulled it round and round often / had him, they say / again. /

"Na! ga┤zho˝ ehe┤ ki┤shti we┤thazha tho˝┤shti," a┤-biama┤ Mo˝chu┤ aka┤. Shi si˝┤de ke
Fie! / you do that / I said / when / you denied it / formerly, / said, they say / Grizzly bear / the (sub.). / Again / tail / the (lg. ob.) /

utho˝┤-bi o˝┤, shi paho˝┤ga gi┤'o˝i te┤ e┤go˝ gi┤'o˝-biama┤. No˝be┤ btha┤ska
having grasped it, they say, / again / before / did to him / the / so / did to him, they say. / Paw / flat /

i┤ti˝-biama┤. Shi gabtha┤bthazhe mo˝thi˝┤ ama┤ Tenu┤ga. "U˝*hu˝hu˝*hu˝hu˝+
hit him with, they say. / Again / legs wide apart / was walking, they say / Buffalo bull. / Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! /

nia┤zhixchio˝┤ shka┤xe a┤ho˝," a┤-biama┤ Tenu┤ga aka┤. Shi atha┤-biama┤ Mo˝chu┤ ama┤.
not paining at all / you make / ! (in soliloquy), / said, they say / Buffalo bull / the (sub.). / Again / went, they say / Grizzly bear / the (sub.). /

Shi Tenu┤ga aka┤ e┤githe e┤go˝ gethe┤go˝-biama┤ shi: "Wa┤hua┤! A┤kitha┤-ga hau┤!
Again / Buffalo bull / the (sub.) / at length / so / thought as follows, they say / again: / Really! Return the blows / ! /

Thi┤ shti wazhi˝┤ te e┤go˝-xti e┤go˝-no˝┤ ni˝ tho˝┤shti," ethe┤go˝ ama┤. Shi Mo˝chu┤ ama┤
You / too / disposition / the (ob.) / just so / often like / you were / formerly, / was thinking, they say. / Again / Grizzly bear / the (mv. sub.) /

shi i┤baho˝┤-biama┤. "Wa! ede┤shego˝┤ a," a┤-biama┤. "Ede┤ha-ma┤zhi ha," e┤ ama┤
again / knew it, they say. / Why! / what do you say / ? / said, they say. / I said nothing / . / was saying, they say /

Tenu┤ga. "Ga┤zho˝ ehe┤ ki┤shti we┤thazha tho˝┤shti," a┤-biama┤, xa┤tha agi┤-bi ego˝┤.
Buffalo bull. / You do that / I said / when / you doubted it / formerly, / said, they say, / back to the starting-point / having come, they say. /

Thipa┤ze utho˝┤ itho˝┤-bi o˝┤, shi thiku┤wi˝xe┤xti athi˝┤-bi o˝┤ shi no˝be┤ btha┤ska shti
Pulled his hair (on the head) / seized him / suddenly, they say / having, / again / turned him around very fast / having had him, they say / again / paw / flat / too /

i┤ti˝-no˝┤-biama┤. Shi si˝┤de ke utho˝┤-bi o˝┤, shi no˝be┤ btha┤ska shti i┤ti˝-biama┤,
hit him with it often, they say. / Again / tail / the (lg. ob.) / having grasped it, they say, / again / paw / flat / too / hit him with it, they say, /

paho˝┤ga gi┤'o˝i te┤ e┤go˝ gi┤'o˝-biama┤. "U˝*hu˝hu˝*hu˝hu˝p! nia┤zhixchio˝┤
before / did to him / the / so / did to him, they say. / Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! / not paining at all /

shka┤xe a┤ho˝," a┤-biama┤ Tenu┤ga aka┤. Shi atha┤-biama┤ Mo˝chu┤ ama┤. Shi ptenu┤ga
you make / ! (in soliloquy), / said, they say / Buffalo bull / the (sub.). / Again / went, they say / Grizzly bear / the (mv. sub.). / Again / Buffalo bull /

ethe┤go˝ ama┤, "Wa┤hua┤! A┤kitha┤-ga hau┤! Thi┤ shti wazhi┤˝* te e┤go˝xti e┤go˝-no˝┤ ni˝
was thinking, they say, / Really! / Return the blows / ! / You / too / disposition / the / just so / often like / you were /

tho˝┤shti," ethe┤go˝ ama┤. Shi Mo˝chu┤ ama┤ shi i┤baho˝-biama┤. "Wa! ede┤shego˝
formerly, / was thinking, they say. / Again / Grizzly bear / the (mv. sub.) / again / knew it, they say. / Why! / what do you say /

a," a┤-biama┤ (Mo˝chu┤ aka┤). "Ede┤ha-ma┤zhi ha," e┤ ama┤ Tenu┤ga. "A┤kitha┤-ga
? / said, they say / Grizzly bear / the (sub.). / I said nothing / . / was saying, they say / Buffalo bull. / Return the blows /

hau┤! Thi┤ shti wazhi˝┤ te e┤go˝xti e┤go˝-no˝┤ ni˝ tho˝┤shti, ehe┤ ha," a┤-biama┤. "O˝ho˝┤,"
! / You / too / disposition / the / just so / often like / you were / formerly, / I said / . / said, they say. / Yes, /

a┤-biama┤ Mo˝chu┤ aka┤. Tenu┤ga ama┤ ni┤stustu┤ atha┤-biama┤. Si˝┤de ke thi┤ho˝
said, they say / Grizzly bear / the (sub.). / Buffalo bull / the (mv. sub.) / backing step by step / went, they say. / Tail / the (lg. ob.) / raised /

the┤tha-biama┤. "Na! o˝┤hazhi-ga ha┤, a┤-biama┤ Mo˝chu┤ aka┤. Tenu┤ga ama┤
suddenly in the air, they say. / Why! / do not flee / ! / said, they say / Grizzly bear / the (sub.). / Buffalo bull / the (mv. sub.) /

kio˝┤tha gthihe┤tha-bi o˝┤, uki┤pato˝to˝┤-biama┤. Tenu┤ga ama┤ ni┤stustu┤ mo˝thi˝┤-biama┤,
having thrown himself down suddenly, they say, / turned himself back and forth, they say (&not rolling over and over in one direction). / Buffalo bull / the (mv. sub.) / backing step by step / walked, they say, /

mo˝-no˝┤'u. "Na! o˝┤hazhi-ga, ehe┤," a┤-biama┤ Mo˝chu┤ aka┤. Ki
pawing the ground. / Fie! / do not flee, / I say, / said, they say / Grizzly bear / the (sub.). / And /

Tenu┤ga aka┤ ie┤naxi┤tha tai e┤go˝ ni┤stustu┤ mo˝thi˝┤i te. Ki Mo˝chu┤ aka┤
Buffalo bull the (sub.) / to attack him / in order to / backed step by step / walked / the (completed act). / And / Grizzly bear / the (sub.) /

ba┤aza┤-bi ethe┤go˝i te. Tenu┤ga aka┤ Mo˝chu┤ esho˝┤xchi hi┤ ki, zhude┤ thahe┤ga-bazhi┤-bi o˝┤,
that he was scared / he thought / the (completed act). / Buffalo bull / the (sub.) / Grizzly bear / near to him / arrived / when, / having puffed exceedingly (in breathing), they say, /

ku'e┤ atha┤-biama┤. Mo˝chu┤ mo˝shia┤haxti o˝th* ithe┤tha-biama┤. Gi┤
with a rush / went, they say. / Grizzly bear / very high in the air / threw him / suddenly, they say. / Returning /

ki, shi itha┤o˝the zha┤ha-bi o˝┤, shi mo˝shia┤ha o˝th* ithe┤tha-biama┤. Ki┤hadi kihe┤ ki,
when, / again / "on the fly" / having gored him, they say, / again / high in the air / threw him / suddenly, they say. / Downward / laid again / when, /

to˝┤de a┤baso˝┤da-bi ki┤, bashno˝┤-bi o˝┤, Mo˝chu┤ ama┤ atha┤-biama┤ mi˝da┤da,
ground / pushing against the animal on the ground, they say / when, / having failed to gore him, they say, / Grizzly bear / the (mv. sub.) / went, they say / crawling by degrees, /

bashno˝┤shno˝ athi˝┤-biama┤. Mo˝a┤ ke uchi┤zhe ke e┤giha a┤ia┤tha-bi o˝┤, Mo˝chu┤ ama┤
thrusting at him often and missing him each time / had him, they say. / Cliff / the (lg. ob.) / thicket / the (lg. ob.) / into it / having gone, they say, / Grizzly bear / the (mv. sub.) /

i˝te┤de Tenu┤ga ama┤ uki┤gthispe thi'a┤-bi o˝┤, a┤kuso˝┤de mo˝a┤ ko˝┤ha ke a┤ia┤tha-biama┤.
but now / Buffalo bull / the (mv. sub.) / to hold himself back / having failed, they say, / beyond / cliff / bank / the (lg. ob.) / had gone, they say. /

Ga┤thuxti ahi┤-bi o˝┤, si˝┤de ke thixo˝┤ te┤go˝ nazhi˝┤-biama┤ Tenu┤ga aka┤.
At that very unseen place / having reached, there, they say, / tail / the (lg. ob.) / raised and bent / stood, they say / Buffalo bull / the (sub.) /

Mo˝chu┤ aka┤ mo˝a┤ ke uga┤s'i˝ agthi┤-bi o˝┤, "Tenu┤ga hau┤! ika┤geo˝kithe┤ tate┤
Grizzly bear / the (sub.) / cliff / the (lg. ob.) / peeping / having come back, they say, / Buffalo bull / ho! / we shall be friends /

hau+! wazhi˝┤ te ea┤wakigo˝ e┤go˝," a┤-biama┤.
. (called to one at a distance) / disposition / the / we are alike / somewhat, / said, they say. /