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Kutenai Tales  (1918) 
by Franz Boas, Alexander Francis Chamberlain
1. Coyote and Fox


KUTENAI TALES
By Franz Boas

TOGETHER WITH TEXTS
Collected by Alexander Francis Chamberlain


I. TEXTS COLLECTED BY ALEXANDER F. CHAMBERLAIN
IN 1891 (Nos. 1-44)

[Nos. 1-23. Told by Paul]

1. Coyote and Fox

Coyote started. He saw Fox. Coyote said: "Give me your blanket. Let us be friends." Coyote said: "Let us go." Fox said: "Yes, let us be friends." Then he started. He went along. He saw people. There were many tents. Then they had a race.


1. Coyote and Fox

Ts!ιnaʹx̣e· (He started) skιʹn·ku·ts. (Coyote.) nʼuʹpx̣ₐne· (He saw) na·ʹk!ₑyoʼs. (Fox.) qakeʹᵢne· (He said) skιʹn·ku·ts (Coyote:)
hamatιʹktsu ("Give me) sιʹt!ne·s. (your blanket.) huts!ιnʼałaʹₐne· (We shall be) swυʹtᵢmo. (friends.") taʹx̣as (Then) qakeʹᵢne· (said)
skιʹn·ku·ts (Coyote:) hułts!ιnax̣aʹₐła. ("Let us go.") qakeʹᵢne· (He said) na·ʹk!ₑyo (Fox:) he· ("Yes,) taʹx̣as (now)
huts!ιnʼałaʹₐne· (we shall be) swυʹtᵢmo. (friends.") taʹx̣as (Then) ts!ιnaʹx̣e·. (he started.) qa·naʹx̣e·. (He went along.) nʼuʹpx̣ₐne· (He saw)
aʽqłsmaʹkᵢnιk!s. (people.) yu·naqaʹₐne· (Many were) aₐʽkιt.łaʹe·s. (their tents.)
taʹx̣as (Then) nʼιtkιʹn·e· (he made) kałnux̣uʹkna·m. (a race.)