C. C. (Christianus Cornelius) Uhlenbeck.

A new series of Blackfoot texts from the southern Peigans Blackfoot Reservation, Teton County, Montana, with the help of Joseph Tatsey, collected and pub. with an English translation online

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Horses given as a present 51

Horses killed to accompany their dead masters 21

Horses, none in the olden times 37

Horses painted 32

Horse-raising 223 sqq.

Horse-stealing 211 sqq., 219

Hunting 1 sqq., 38 sqq., 44 sq., 49, 69, 93, 117 sqq., 122, 131 sq.,
135, 149, 152, 162 sq., 199, 213, 216 sq., 223, 235 sq.

Incense 29, 47, 86, 91, 94

Inhaler, a monster killed by Clot-of-blood 114

Initiation of the Braves 47 sq.

Insanity caused by ghosts 63

Jones, W IX, 177, 182

Kennedy, William, a mixed-blood boy 231

Killing enemies, first started by Round-cut-scabby-robe 79 sqq., 88 sq:
Killing a man by hammering an elk-horn into his ear, while
he is sleeping 125



ALPHABETICAL INDEX. 255

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Kipp's springs 235

Kit-fox accompanying tlie Old Man 187 sqq.

Kit-foxes, why in spring they look as they do nowadays ... 191

Kit-foxes, name of a society 44

Kroeber, A. L. IX, 112, 114, 134, 144, 166, 177, 182, 184,

191, 195, 198, 247 sq.
Lightning, see Thunder.

Little Badger creek 233

Little-crooked-horn , a Peigan , who used to be the Sun-dancer 7 1

Little-dog, a Peigan chief 215, 217

Little-dog's father, a Peigan chief 217 sq.

Little-plume, Indian name of a certain half-breed 231

Lodge-poles, where they were cut 7, 42 sq.

Lodges, how they were made 6 sq., 42 sq.

Long-lakes 5

Lousing 1 25, 129 sq., 149 sq., 197

Love-medicine 125

Lowie, R. H. IX, 44, 112, 114, 134, 144, 166, 169, 177, 191,

195, 198
Mac Clintock, W. IX, 38, 44, 50, 53 sq., 64, 66, 71, 85, 112 sqq.,

169, 171, 177, 184, 191, 195, 203

Magic cori-alling. . ., 132, 162 sq.

Magic flight and pursuit, see Arrows, Wooden pin.
Magpies, see Crows.

Main-dauces 34

Man with clothes of fat , and being himself a great quantity

of grease, eaten by the Old Man 177 sqq., 247

Man living with wolves and turned into a wolf 117 sqq.

Man using a charm , which causes buffalo to fall down on

each side of him, imitated by the Old Man, who gets

- into trouble 184 sqq.

Man-eater bringing food to a starving family to fatten them,

that he may eat them afterwards •. 14.4 sqq.

Many-berries, a local name 4

Many-guns , a Peigan V, 219 sq.

Many-snakes , a local name 15

Maria's river 1, 2.1, 210, 218,

Marriage, how it was introduced among the Peigans . . 167 sqq.

Marriage-customs 33 sq., 51 sqq., 221 sq.

Meddlesome women , their origin 112

Medicine-lodge 68 sqq., 91 sq., 101, 202 sq.



256 ALPHABETICAL INDEX.

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Medicine-men 15 sq., 22 sq., 38, 53, 55 sqq.,^ 58 sqq.

Medicine-owl , a Peigan 217

Medicine-wolf, Indian name of Adam White-man , a mixed-blood 230

Medicine-woman 49, 68 sqq., 91 sq.

Men and women living in separate bands 167 sqq., 247

Mice dancing in an elk-head, imitated by the Old Man, who

gets into trouble by it 192

Mice, why they are not fat , 174

Michelson, T. .'. VIT, 85, 112, 182

Milk river 3, 6

Milky Way 1 1 3 sq.

Minneapolis . . .■ 23fi

Moles pitying a woman 116

Moon 159

Moon, see Sun.

Moose helping aii elk to look for his wife 96 sqq.

Moose, see Cotton7tree, Tree.

Morning-eagle, a Peigan 210 sq.

Morning-star 159

Morning-star; see Sun.

Mother-in-law is not allowed to see her son-in-law 33

Mountain-chief, Walter, a Peigan whose Iijdiau name is

Black-horse-rider IV

Mountain-with-oiitlets-on-all-sides , 114

Moving 1 sqq.

Much-driftwood, a local name 15

New-woman, a mixed-blood woman 234

Night-hawks blowing a rock into pieces 189

Night-hawks, why they look as they do nowadays 190

Nightmare 220

Old Agency 232 sq.

Old Man , the , causes the chinook 66 sq.

Old Man , the , a trickster-hero J 64 sqq.

Old woman killing children and boiling them 128 sq.

Old woman killing persons by smoking, and killed by two

boys, who are the sons of a man protected by her . 156 sqq.

Old woman saving deserted children 131

Old women smothered by the Old Man 195

Old women teased by young men 203 sq.

Old women, why they do not have children nowadays 194

Ordeals 97, 100



ALPHABETICAL INDEX. 257

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Original Blackfoot texts, corrigenda V sqq., 248

Orthography VII

Owl-child , a Peigan IV

Owl-child's lake 233

Paint... 18, 20, 22 sq., 29, 32, 46 sq., 54, 59, 71, 91, 216
.Parents, having deserted and disowned their children, are

killed by their own boy 134

Peigans, how they lived in former times 1 sqq.

Peminican given to the chief, who sings when he is going

to eat it 41

Pemmican , how it was made 6, 11 sq., 40 sq.

Pine-tree butted by elks in contest for a female elk 97

Pine-tree used as an arrow 182 sqq.

Pipe given to the Sun-dancer , 71

Pipe offered to a Brave by a boy, who enters the society. . 47

Pipe offered to a ghost 61

Pleiades, see Bunched Stars.

Polygamy 13, 52, 73 sqq., 85, 89 sqq., 93 sqq., 114 sqq., 120 sq.,

149 sqq., 200 sq., 216
Poor boy becomes a man of importance by his supernatural

power . . .' 159 sqq.

Poor man, pitied by wolves &c., becomes a chief . . . 120 sqq.
Poor young man, pitied by beavers,- becomes a chief 72 sqq.,

85 sqq.

Porcupine hills 96, 167 sq.

Poverty among the Peigans, caused by the whites 225

Prairie-chicken on a tree , shot by a poor boy , and claimed

by a cheat to have been shot by himself 161 sq.

Prices paid by the Indians for different articles . 14

Punishment inflicted on faithless wives 52

Punishment inflicted on persons, who chased the buffalo by

themselves 45

Rabbits, why they are fat bietween their shoulders, and why

they do not eat meat 174

Raids 15 sqq., 21 sqq., 77, 79 sqq., 88 sqq., 199 sqq., 211 sqq.

Recognizing one's father by biting him 154 sq.

Red-head, a man who killed his wives, and was killed him-
self by a young man turned into a woman ... 123 sqq., 247
Reversing the truth a custom of the Braves' society . . . . 49 sq.
Revival by magic. Ill, 143 sq., 148, 150, 155 sq., 160, 189
Rock raising a child 153

Verhand. der Kon. Akad. v. Wetenseh. (Nieuwe Reeks) Dl. XIII N°. 1. 1'^



258 ALPHABETICAL INDfiX.

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Rock receives a robe as a present from the Old Man, and
pursues him, when he takes it back, but is. blown into

' pieces by night-hawks 187 sqq,

Rolling rock mashing everything 188 sq.

Roots used as food 10, 38

Ropes, how they were made 6, 69, 71

Rotten-willow-wood, a local name 15

Round-cut-scabby-robe, a young man, who lived among the

beavers 72 sqq., 85 sqq.

Round forest 14

Running-wolf, a Peigan 215

Sacrifices given to the Sun-dancer . . 71

Sage creek . ...214

Sand-hills, see Big Sand-bills.

Scalp-dance 18, 20, 83

Scalping first started by Round-cut-scabby-robe. . 79 sqq., 88 sq.
Scar-face, a young man, who is said to have introduced the

medicine-lodge among the Peigans 91 sq.

School-life 239 sq., 242 sq.

Scrape-leg-dance 34

Separate lodges built for women in childbed . 50 sq.

Seven-persons, a local name 5

Seven Stars 101 sqq., 247

Seville ... 231

Short-ribs, a woman-killing man without legs, killed by Belly-.

fat's father ' 152 sq.

Simms, S. C IX, 144, 166, 171, 177, ISO, 247

Sioux 211 sqq.

Sleep-walking 220

Small Sweetgrass hills 1

Smoking, see Tobacco.

Snake Indians SS sq.

Snake-people-woman, a Peigan woman 22r sq.

Snowblindness, superstitions about, 58, 196

Societies 19, 43 sqq., 69

Soldiers, see Catchers.

Songs 16 sq., 19, 23, 29, 31, 32, 41. 09, 89, 91 sq., 94 sq., 99,

184 sq., 210, 232
Spring-bird using an a,ntler as a boAV, and a pine-tree as an

arrow, fooling the Old Man 182 sqq.

Spring-birds juggling with their eyes, imitated by the Old



ALPHAi5ETICAL INDEX. 259

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Man, who loses his eyes by it 196 ,sqq.

Stake-game 34

St. Mary's lake .' 93

Stone-utensils ^ 37

Stuck-behind-chief, afterwards called Belly-fat 153 sqq.

Suicide - 202 sq.

Sun 159

Sun, Moon, and Morning-star give songs to an owner of

beaver-rolls 95

Sun-dance , 68 sqq.

Sweat-lodges 22, 69, 87 sq., 143 sq.

Sweet-roots, a local name 32

Taboo transgressed by the Old Man 170 sq., 183 sq., 185,

J92, 196

Tails, name of a society 43 sq.

Tanning, see Buffalo-hides.

Tatsey, John, Joseph's eldest boy ... ...... V, 225 sqq.

Tatsey, Joseph, interpreter IIT sqq., 220 sq.

Teasing old women by burning their dresses 203 sq.

Teasing women by spoiling their water-bags.. . .... 46

Thunder and lightning caused by the Thunder-bird 65 sq.

Thunder pitying a man 210

Tims, J. W VI

Tobacco 7, 14, 16, 22, 27, 47, 61, 157, 215, 228, 240

Tortures inflicted, by themselves or by others, on the relations

of somebody killed 21

Trading with the whites 7, 12 sqq., 211 sq., 229, 236

Transformation of beavers into persons 85, 93 sqq.

Transformation of a beaver-skin into a stick cut by beavers . 80

Transformation of a bird into a star 112

Transformation of a boy into a bug 108

Transformation of boys into stars Ill sq., 113, 159

Transformation of buffaloes into rocks 2 1 4 sq.

Transformation of buffalo-chips into buffaloes 163

Transformation of a ghost into a rock 216

Transformation of a girl into a bear 103 sqq.

Transformation of a man into a log 154

Transformation of a man into a wolf 117 sqq.

Transformation of the Old Man into a buffalo-calf 186

Transformation of the Old Man into a pine-tree 169

Transformation of the Old Man into a puppy 165

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260 ALPHABETICAL INDEX.

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Transformation of a rock into a big frog 217

Transformation of stones into buffaloes 163

Transformation of wolves &c. into young men 120 sqq.

Transformation of a woman into a crow. ... 151

Transformation of a young man into a woman, and back into

a young man 124 sqq.

Trapping 93, 160 sq., 236

Travois 6, 11, 40

Tree butted by an elk, a moose, and the elk's wife, as a

kind of ordeal 100

Tree, see also Cotton-tree, Pine-tree.

Two-Medicine river 217, 221, 238

Vielle, James, a mixed-blood boy V- VII, 240 sq.

War-customs 15 sqq., 79 sqq., 88 sqq., 211 sqq., 219

Water-bear fed with children to obtain his protection. . . 114 sq.

Water-bear, name of a bear appearing in a dream 55

Water-bull saving the life of children, and killing their

pursuer ........ 1.29 sq.

Weasel-moccasin, other name of Many-guns.

Went-to-the-bear, a medicine-man among the ancient Peigans. 50
Where-the-Women-sociely-Ieft-their-lodge-pole, a local name . 5
White Braves, name of two members of the Braves' society. 48

White-calf, a Peigan . . 233

White men trading whiskey. . .'. . . . 211 sq.

White-quiver, a Peigan .... Ill

White-whiskers, see Bear-leggings.

Wide-gap, a local name .... 14

Wind caused by a hairy pei'son with split hoofs, who shakes
his long ears ... . . . . . . . 64

Wissler, C. IX sq., 3S, -M, 43 sq., 50 sq., 53 sq., 58, 84, 95, 99,
112 sq., 130, 126, 134, 169, 177, 191, 195, 198

Wolf helping a. man to look for his wife 139 sq.

Wolf running on the ice picking up pieces of tallow, imitated

l)y the Old Man, who gets into trouble by it 170 sq.

Wolf saving the life of a man by pulling him out of a hole 116 sq.
Wolf-road, sec Milky Way.

Wolf-robe, another name for the Old Man 168 sq.

Wolverines pitying a, man 123

Wolves &c. bringing food to a starving man and his family 120 sqq.

Wolves &c. corralling buffalo 122

Woman killed by a, man without legs 152 sq



ALPHABETICAL INDEX. 361



Woman killing her husband's younger wives by driving an
antler into their ears, and afterwards killed, being thrown

into the water 150 sq.

Woman killing people to ornament her elk-robe with their

scalps 108 sq.

Woman kills herself 302 sq.

Woman leading the Old Man, when he is blind.. . .'. 196 sqq.

Woman running away with a beaver 93 sqq.

Woman treated badly by her husband 138

Woman's-point, a local name 6

Women going on a hunt with their husbands ". . . 13, 33

Women imitating their lovers in their way of dressing, while

dancing 72 sq., 85

Women punished for infidelity 52

Women teased by boys belonging to the Doves' society. . . . 46

Women trying to kill their husband by digging a hole 116

Women, what kind of work they used to do. . . . 1 sqq. (passim)

Women-society 19

Wonderful experiences of persons while awake 214 sqq.

Wooden pin thrown ahead by a pursuer in order to move on

faster ; 110

Writing-stone, a local name 6

Yellow Doves, name of two members of the Doves' society. 46
Young man living with beavers 74 sqq., 85 sqq.



CONTENTS.



p.

Preface Ill

Some abbreviations IX

How the ancient Peigans lived 1

How they chased the buffalo 38

How their lodges were made 42

Note on the societies 43

The Doves and the Braves 44

Child-birth 50

Marriage 51

Death and hereafter 53

Medicine-men 55

Snowblindness 58

Ghosts 58

The Wind-maker 64

The Thunder-bird 65

The chinook and the blizzard 66

Goose-chief ' 67

The Sun-dance 68

The young man and the beavers. First version 72

The young man and the beavers. Another version 85

The woman and the beaver 93

The elk and his wife. First version 96

The elk and his wife. Another version 99

The Seven Stars 101

The Bunched Stars 112

The Milky Way 113

The man who was pitied by a water-bear 114

The man who was pitied by wolves &c 120

Red-head 123

The deserted children 126

Blue-face. Another version 134

Belly-fat. Another version 144

The men and the women 167



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The Old Man and the wolf on the ice 170

The Old Man, the elks, and the gophers 171

The Old Man and Fat 177

The Old Man and the geese 180

The Old Man and the pine-tree as an arrow '. . . 182

The Old Man and the buffalo-charm 184

The Old Man , the rock , and the kit-fox 187

The Old Man , the elk-head , and the old women 192

The Old Man and the spring-birds 195

A man saved by a dog 199

A man saved by a child 200

A woman who killed herself 202

Dresses of old women burned 203

Horses found 204

Two songs - 210

Morning-eagle diving for guns 210

From Bear-chief's life-story '. . . . 211

Wonderful experiences of Bear-chief's 214

Wonderful experiences of ' Four-horns' 218

An adventure of Many-guns' 219

Tatsey's sleep-walking 220

How a certain man came to be married 221

Horse- and cattle-raising .... 223

Boys' experiences 225



Addenda et corrigenda 247



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Alphabetical index 249




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Online LibraryC. C. (Christianus Cornelius) UhlenbeckA new series of Blackfoot texts from the southern Peigans Blackfoot Reservation, Teton County, Montana, with the help of Joseph Tatsey, collected and pub. with an English translation → online text (page 25 of 25)