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DETAILS OF A CONJURER’S PRACTICE.
IN THE KLAMATH LAKE DIALECT. OBTAINED FROM MINNIE FROBEN, BY A.S. GATSCHET.
]-i|g[^u]’l[’]hi| Indians |in calling | the | not | enter | conjurer
|h[u]nk[)e]lam|l[a]dshashtat,|nd[e]na | his | into lodge, | they halloo
sha’hm[o]knok;|k[i]ush toks|w[a]n|kiuk[a]yank|m[^u]’luash|m[’]na| to call (him) | the conjurer| red | hanging out| as sign | his | out; fox on a pole
|kan[i]ta|p[^i]’sh. | outside |"of him.”
nk|wig[a]ta|tch[e]l[x]a| Conjurers| when treating| approaching | close by| sit down |
|m[=a]’shipksh.|L[u]tatkish 3 | the patient. |The expounder
hna.|Shuy[e]ga| close to| the conjurer | sits down. | Starts | choruses
| k[i]uks, |w[e]wanuish |the conjurer,| females
tch[=i]k|win[o]ta|liuki[a]mnank| nadsh[=a]’shak | then | join in | crowding | simultaneously | singing around him
|tch[^u]tchtn[i]shash.|H[a]nshna | while he treats |He sucks (the sick).
a]tktish|[^i]’shkuk,| diseased | that | man, |the disease|to extract,|
|hantch[i]pka|tc[=i]’k | he sucks out| then
[a][k=]o|g[^i]’ntak,| a small | small snake, | small | bone | after- | frog, insect, wards,
|k[a]haktok|n[a]nuktua | whatsoever| anything
nshendshk[a]ne.|Ts[’][^u]’ks|toks| k[e]-usht|tch[e]k[)e]le|[i]tkal;| small. | A leg | | being | the (bad) | he | fractured blood extracts;
|l[u]lp|toks|m[=a]’- 3 | eyes | but| be-
;k[)e]lank|[k=][^i]’tua| ing sore| into blood | coal | mixing | he pours | eyes,
|l[^u]’lpat,|k[^u]’tash|tchish | into the | a louse | too
]mpgatk|lt[u]i[x]aktgi g[i]ug. introduces| into the| the white | protruding | for eating out. eye of eye
583, 1. shu[a]kia does not mean to “_call on somebody_” generally, but only “_to call on the conjurer_ or medicine man”.
583, 2. w[a]n stands for w[a]nam n[=i]’l: the fur or skin of a red or silver fox; kan[i]ta p[^i]’sh stands for kan[i]tana l[a]tchash m’n[a]lam: “outside of his lodge or cabin”. The meaning of the sentence is: they raise their voices to call him out. Conjurers are in the habit of fastening a fox-skin outside of their lodges, as a business sign, and to let it dangle from a rod stuck out in an oblique direction.