DOBES Archive

JF04
This is a narration in Hoocąk. Some sentences at the beginning of the story are in English. MS17 tells about the history of Hoocąk and his family. He talks about how his father’s relatives bought land and how he grew up there.
two_bears
Twins being responsible for the land of the Hoocąks chased a bad waterspirit (=dragon) into the water to free a Hoocąk princess captured by it. The twins then killed the waterspirit and used the blood to draw pictures (portraying the killing) on a rock/hill that is now called "the place you draw".
JF09
This is a narration in Hoocąk. Some sentences at the beginning of the story are in English. MS17 tells about the history of Hoocąk and his family. MS17 talks about his siblings. MS17 talks about a religion.
drum
Story from MS4's life. During a thunderstorm he hears somebody playing a drum.
Rich_Man_and_Lazarus1
This is a story according to Luke 16, 19-26.
EDII_09
FS5 talks about women and what they were taught by their Hoocąk elders.
wolf
A man went hunting. When he returned he found the wigwam where he had left his wife torn apart. While looking for her a white wolf appeared telling him that he'll protect him. The man finally found his wife but was put down by others who then killed him by running over him with their horses. The wolf collected all the bones of this man, put them together, and in the third night this man came back to life. The wolf and the man then went to the people who had done this to him and took revenge by killing them the same way they had killed him.
MOVIE
The raconteur talked about his experience with the film industry. He concentrated on the description of how he got down to participate in movies. Besides this he spoke about the type of character Indians usually embody in such movies.
feather
This story is about how it came that the raconteur could conduct the feathering ceremony. The narration is about his participation in the Vietnam war and the killing of a person which is demanded from a man who wants to feather s.o.
EDII_04
FS5 talks about women and what they were taught by their Hoocąk elders.
ED_08
FS5 speaks about the loss of knowledge concerning the Indian way of life.
ED_06
FS5 talks about wearing the feather, and about speaking Hoocąk. She then goes on speaking about attending school.
BRF1
This is a narration in Hoocąk. MS25 talks about how he and his brothers grew up in the Black River Falls area. He talks also about his grandfather, how the grandfather (an old Indian) used to play with him and his brothers.
BRF6
This is a narration in Hoocąk. MS25 talks about how he and his brothers grew up in the Black River Falls area.
horses
MS4 and MS7 tell each other stories about horses, e.g. where they bought them and what experience they made riding them.
ceexji_chloris
MS7 tells a story about how the ancestors used to hunt buffalos with horses, bow and arrow.
ecology speech
appeal to the Hoocąk tribe to remember the traditional ways of life especially in nowadays' society
hipdishman
A man who went hunting came across a cave which he entered. When he saw an eye he used his bow and arrow and shot. He had killed a giant. He returned to his village and brought the giant's hip with him of which he made himself a bowl, although his fellow tribesmen forbade it. One day some giants went after him and killed him. The moral of this story is not to do what you're not supposed to do.
EDII_01
FS5 talks about women and what they were taught by their Hoocąk elders.
EDII_07
FS5 talks about women and what they were taught by their Hoocąk elders.