Little Fox Goes on the Warpath

by Richard L. Dieterle


Hočąk-English Interlinear Text


(242) "Well, let us go thus far on the warpath. And, koté! let's go with Little Fox. He is always getting into some foolishness there. Little Fox does too many bad things. Hąhá, one of you go there and ask him." Ho! now then, one of them got there and, (243) "Little Fox, koté, they say to go on the warpath. What, aren't you going?" "Ho, koté! I myself will also go." "All right." Now then, they came back with him — ho! — all together. The man stood there and, now then, they sang. They sang the Death Song. Finally, also to Little Fox — ho! now then — it got to him. "Ho! Little Fox, you yourself are also to sing." (244) "All right,

Wi iá ió ho hiá ha ia, wi iá io ho hiá ha iá! Wi iá ió ho hiá ha ia, wi iá io ho hiá ha iá!
Little Fox if he dies, if he dies, Wašerekénika t'ešge, t'ešge,
Who will weep for him? Péže giǧákikježe?
Wi iá ió ho hiá ha ia, wi iá io ho hiá ha iá! Wi iá ió ho hiá ha ia, wi iá io ho hiá ha iá!
Little Fox if he dies, if he dies, Wašerekénika t'ešge, t'ešge,
Who will weep for him? Péže giǧákikježe?
Yo-o-o-o-o-o! Yo-o-o-o-o-o!1

Links: Little Fox.


Stories: in which Little Fox is a character: Trickster Takes Little Fox for a Ride, Little Fox and the Ghost, The Scenting Contest, Trickster Gets Pregnant; mentioning foxes: Trickster Takes Little Fox for a Ride, Little Fox and the Ghost, Įčorúšika and His Brothers, Redhorn's Father, Trickster's Anus Guards the Ducks, The Scenting Contest, Trickster Gets Pregnant, Hare Recruits Game Animals for Humans (v. 3), Holy One and His Brother.


Themes: Little Fox goes on the warpath: Little Fox and the Ghost.


Notes

1 Sam Blowsnake (ed. Paul Radin), Crashing Thunder. The Autobiography of an American Indian (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983 [1926]) 55; Paul Radin, "Short Tales," Winnebago Notebooks (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society) Winnebago IV, No. 7i , Story 22, "Coyote on the War Path." The original text is found in: Charles N. Houghton, "Coyote on the Warpath," translated by Oliver LaMère, in Paul Radin, Winnebago Notebooks, Winnebago III, #11a, Freeman #3892 (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, n.d.) 242-244.