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baby buffalo_2004
CL and CG demonstrate a buffalobaby. The video shows two buffaloes.
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The Clothing Song
This song belongs to the children’s songs.
Fire Song
This song belongs to the children’s songs.
This is a christmas song in Hoocąk. This song is a Hoocąk version of the world-famous song "We wish you a merry Christmas".
Falling Leaves
This song belongs to the children’s songs.
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
This song belongs to the children’s songs.
FS14 tells/instructs FS8 how to make a medallion with beads.
MS31 retells Radin’s story. MS31, MS4 and MS7 discuss content of the story.
Jingle Bells
This is a christmas song in Hoocąk. This song is a Hoocąk version of the world-famous song "Jingle Bells".
Hokey Pokey
This song belongs to the children’s songs.
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.
This is a documentary film. The Film was produced by Dave Erickson (Ootek Productions), "Thunder in the Dells" focuses on the Winnebago Native American nation and the Wisconsin Dells, a popular vacation destination for Midwestern tourists. For many years, the Wisconsin Dells have been the physical and spiritual center of the Winnebago tribe in Nabraska. The film examines the effects of the tourism industry on both groups.
A woman lamenting her husband (a member of the Medicine Rite) was offered (by the remaining 3 members of the MR) to obtain the knowledge of her husband's religion. To do so she was to "strech her body for them". Instead she accepted her son's help. From this time on poisoning was introduced in the MR to cause one another to be "sore at heart".
FS5 talks about women and what they were taught by their Hoocąk elders.
Wagisga, a young man whose beloved wife had died went to the spiritland to bring her back (to life). To accomplish this he had to succeed in several tests imposed on him by ghosts (in the land of the dead). He was helped by eight attendents (they call him grandson) who gave him mental support and appealed to the Earthmaker to help the young man. Wagisga proved to be strong in will and finally took his wife home (back into life). The myth portrays the emergence of initiative and faith in succeeding in his (or anybody's) enterprise. According to PR this myth was used to encourage fasters (it tells much about fasting experience) before it was adopted as the origin myth of the Ghost dance. The sent. 193-207 did not belong to the original text but owe their inclusion to this fact. Sent. 15-23 give the traditional literary description of a person about to die. Numerous tales and myths contain this description in almost exact wording (prob. standardized generations ago).
Good Morning
This song belongs to the children’s songs.
There are two speakers: MS31 and MS14. MS31 introduces MS14 who then explains the importance of the Hoocąk documentation project to future Hoocąk generations and acknowledges the efforts made by the project team members and the consultants.
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MS4 and MS7 tell each other stories about horses, e.g. where they bought them and what experience they made riding them.