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MS27 and FS4 start out with speaking about their relations. They also talk about the medicine lodge and that they grew up with the legends that used to be told in the winter time before going to bed. Both agree that they are not supposed to tell these legends (but that they may say something about them). In fact, they say, people tried to poison Oliver Lamere (Paul Radin's interpreter) for assiting PR. Also, telling these stories didn't do the Hoocąks any good. They then go on speaking about the younger people who don't know the language, and discuss the problem that when teaching the little ones their parents aren't of great help as they don't understand Hoocąk. MS27 and FS4 also say that they themselves failed to teach their own children to speak it fluently.
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.
MS4 and MS7 tell each other stories about horses, e.g. where they bought them and what experience they made riding them.
This is a story from MS4. He told a story about a horse, which was bought and which he has to bring home. But he meets with opposition, which he has to face.
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.