Ararahih'urípih
A Dictionary and Text Corpus of the Karuk Language

Lottie Beck: "Duck Hawk and His Wife" (1957)

Primary participants: Lottie Beck (speaker), William Bright (researcher)
Date: 1957
Project identifier: WB_KL-25
Publication details: William Bright, The Karok Language (1957), pp. 220, Text 25


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[1]

á 'iknêechhan pirishkâarim muhrôoha. ka'tim'îin kun'iin. á 'iknêechhan pamu'îin ukyâanik. xás pa'áraar poo'îinhiti víriva musúrukam kun'írunaatih.

Duck Hawk's wife was Grizzly Bear. They lived in Katimin. Duck Hawk made his falls (there). And the people traveled behind where the falls were.

[2]

xás uxús " tishráam kanvâarami." xás káan askitávaan utápkuup. u'ípak kúkuum. vúra upvâaram. vúra xára tusínmoo. pâanpay pirishkâarim tuthítiv " káan tu'iimníhva." xás kóova úxviipha, pa'îin upáktaapsip. xás upvâaram.

And he thought, "Let me go to Scott Valley." He liked a woman there. He came back again. He went away again. He was away for a long time. Finally Grizzly Bear heard he was having a love affair there. And she was so mad, she tipped the falls up on one end. Then she went away.

[3]

káruma á 'iknêechhan u'ípahootih. tishravará'iivreer tupikfúkuvraa. pamu'îin hôoy ník úxaaktih. vúra vaa u'ípahootih. asa'urúh'iivreen upitshîiprin. "yáh naa, panani'îin tá kunpáktaapsipreeheen." aseeshtákak u'íipma. pirishkâarim tupaatíraa ka'tim'iinkároom. xás uxús " chími kankúniihki." âapun ásak upathakhíish. poo'áaksur pirishkâarim sáruk uikyívunih. yánava sáruk tóo krivrúuhnih. xás vaa vúra payváheem pamupathakhíram káan kunmáheesh. káru á'iknêechhan á'uuyichak ukrii.

The fact was, Duck Hawk was coming back. He came over Etna Mountain. There was no sound of his falls. He was coming back like that. He caught sight of it at asa'urúh'iivreen (a hill near Katimin). "yáh naa, my falls have been tipped up on end." He got to aseeshtákak (a spot near Katimin). Grizzly Bear was carrying (her belongings) uphill from Katimin. And he thought, "Let me shoot her!" He kneeled down on a rock. When he released the arrow, Grizzly Bear fell downhill. He saw her roll downhill. And nowadays his kneeling-spot can be seen there. And Duck Hawk lives in Sugarloaf.