s|y[a]-uka;| ub[a]-us| cure. | Then | the | spider | treats |a piece of| him; deer-skin
|h[^u]k|k[a]ltchitchiksam | | of the spider
[a]-ustka|tchut[a];| (is) the curing-tool.| Then | by means | deer-skin | he treats| of that (him); |
|t[:a]t[a]ktak| huk 6 | just the size|that | of the spot
sh|kt[^u]’shka|t[:a]’tak|huk| relapse| is | so much | of deer- | he cuts | as where| he| infected, skin out
|m[=a]’sha.|Ts[u]i|h[^u]k | is | Then | suffering.
h[^u]’nk|ub[a]-nsh.| the “spider” |is started| while applying| that |skin piece.| song
|Tch[^u]’yuk|p’la[i]ta | And he | over it
n[e]tatka|sk[u]tash,|ts[u]i| sha|h[^u]’nk|ud[^u]’pka| he | a blanket,| and |they| it | strike | stretches
|h[:a]n[:a]’shishtka,|ts[u]i|h[^u]’k 9 | with conjurer’s | then | it arrows,
gut[:a]’ga|tsul[:a]’kshtat;| g[:a]’tsa|l[^u]’p[i]|kiat[e]ga,| enters | into the body; |a particle| firstly | enters, |
|ts[u]i|tsul[=e]’ks|[k=]’l[:a]k[a],|tch[u]i | then | (it) body | becomes, | and
sh.|Ts[u]i|m[=a]’ns| now| dark it |to look at| that |skin-piece.| Then | after | a while
|t[a]nk[)e]ni ak|wa[i]tash | after so and | days so many
h[^u]’k|p[^u]shp[u]shli at|m[=a]’ns=g[^i]tk|tsul[:a]’ks=sitk| that | black (thing) | at last |(is) flesh-like |
|shl[:a]’sh.|Ts[i]|n[i]|s[a]yuakta; 12 |to look at.| Thus | I |am informed;
sht=g[^i]sht|tchut[=i]’sht;| many | | know | (that) in this | were effected| men manner cures;
|ts[u]yuk|ts[u]shni | and he | always then
w[:a]’mp[)e]le. was well again.
585, 1. n[a]y[:a]ns hissu[a]ksas: another man than the conjurers of the tribe. The objective case shows that m[=a]’shitk has to be regarded here as the participle of an impersonal verb: m[=a]’sha n[^u]sh, and m[=a]’sha n[^u], it ails me, I am sick.
585, 2. y[a]-uks is remedy in general, spiritual as well as material. Here a tam[a]nuash song is meant by it, which, when sung by the conjurer, will furnish him the certainty if his patient is a relapse or not. There are several of these medicine-songs, but all of them (n[a]nuk h[^u]’k shu[=i]’sh) when consulted point out the spider-medicine as the one to apply in this case. The spider’s curing-instrument is that small piece of buckskin (ub[a]-ush) which has to be inserted under the patient’s skin. It is called the spider’s medicine because the spider-song is sung during its application.