Bear and Hummingbird (October 21, 2003)
Text identifier: GT1
Speaker: Georgiana Trull
Primary documentation: Alysoun Quinby
Project transcription: Andrew Garrett
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Cher'ery' 'o te'l. 'O nuemee keem' soo te'l. Keech 'o gesee', Tue kegey kue negeee'n. Kue chegemem 'o kegey. Kwesee 'o gem', To' nek kee meskwok'. Chegemem 'o meskwom' kue cher'ery. 'O hem' chegemem, Cho' huenkekso'm k'e-luehl! Cher'ery' 'o 'rhkerhl', 'ohlkuemee hee', Cho' 'rhkerhler'm! Cher'ery 'o 'rhkerhl'. Noohl chegemem 'we-luueleek 'o soot', noohl kue 'ue-merterw hr pkwechok'w. Keech 'o kwesee kue cher'ery' pe 'ue-kol soo nohlpeyk', mee mos nohlpey' tue weetee' mehl 'we-telek'. Tue weet 'ue-soo nohlpeyk'. Tue weet tue we'yk'oh, mocho kee newom' cher'ery kol 'em nohlpey', kolnee 'o pa'aamee' mee kue chegemem 'ue-meskwok'. That's the end hirkik.
Bear was sick. He was very badly sick. So they said, We'll look for an Indian doctor. The Hummingbird was an Indian doctor, and he said, I'll treat you. Hummingbird treated the bear. Hummingbird said, Open your mouth! Bear opened his mouth, because he was told, Open your mouth! Bear opened his mouth. Then Hummingbird went into his mouth, and he came out through his butt. So the Bear goes to the bathroom something like that, because he couldn't go to the bathroom and that's why he was sick. So he shits like that. So today, if you see a bear went to the bathroom, it looks kind of wet because the Hummingbird treated him.