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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America

 

September 22, 2001 - Issue 45

 
 

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 Life Circles

 
 

 by Richard Slater

 

Time moves forward and back again
Old times remembered and welcomed into the heart.
Grandmother what hard Times came to tear our family Circle?
Removed you were by land and time,
The blood and thoughts grown dim.
The memories of family and Valley home, Great River Valley,
seen as reflections in your childrens' eyes.
Grandchildren listened to your stories of Witches Head
and fish camp fires, years ago, years ago.
And still the Circle remains unmended until we here are warmly greeted at the Old Ones' welcome fire, with the People seated 'round .


For my Great-grandmother
Susan Valeria King Leidy
February 14, 1853 - March 1936
Birthplace: Hellertown, Pennsylvania
Buried at: Helena, Missouri

LENAPE WORDS for AGES of PEOPLE

     

LENAPE

TRANSLATION

ENGLISH

Mimentet mi-mun-tet Baby
Mimens mi-mahns Child
Pilaicheshtet pi-lie-chesh-tet Little Boy
Pilaichech pi-lie-chech Boy
Skiínu ski-nu Young Man
Linu li-nu Man
Kikuwinu ki-ku-winu Middle Aged Man
Hiluses he-lu-ses Very Old Man
Pokhilus pok- he-lus Very Old and Disabled Man
Xkwechech hukwaay-chech Girl
Skixkwe ski-hukwaay Young Woman
Xkwe huk-waay Woman
Xawshises how-she-ses Old Woman
Pokxawesh pok-how-esh Very Old and Disabled Woman

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