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The Infamous Black Bird Southern Oregon History, Revised

The Takelma Indians of Southwestern Oregon
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TAKELMA VOCABULARY

Each word or phrase below is linked to the correct page for Virginia Card's written representation of the Takelma word. Because we cannot reproduce Card's diacritical marks, we did not attempt to present the Takelma word. The list presented here is in the order of the words in Card's vocabulary.

Skunk
village, Cow Creek, person from there
Klamath River
Klamath River village, person from there
Illinois River
Rogue River
Grants Pass
Table Rock
Rogue River, south side, above Leaf Creek
Where Little Butte goes into Rogue
Just below Gold Ray Dam, same side
Table Rock (one nearest the river)
Mt. McLoughlin
Larger Table Rock, away from river
Mt. Shasta
Trail, Oregon
Applegate mountains
Bear Creek Valley, Medford site
Umpqua River, south fork area
Roxy Ann mountain
Jump-Off-Joe Creek

Property
Silver-sided salmon
Big woodpecker
Young
Sky
Seeds
Wolf
Sun
Day
One day
to sun (until morning)
rushes, cat tails, reeds
Moccasin, shoe
my moccasin, my shoe
wood, stick, tree
daughter
Chinook salmon
Skunk
Poor, having nothing
Empty
Quiver
Moss
First, last, end
In middle
Noon
Full halfway, fill halfway
Widow
Grasshopper
Moon
Spring
Skinny game
Screech owl
Big chipmunk with yellow breast
Neck
East
Otter
Alder
Orphan
Me, or "alongisde my wife"
Mud
Full
One arm, string of dentalia
My arm
All gone, used up, extinct
Fly, housefly
Ear
Chief, most important
Turtle
Head
Salamander, water dog
Over me, over my head
Wild
Rock
Shaman-goyo guardian spirit
Eldest
Lips, mouth
My mouth
Sifting basket-pan
Yellow-jacket
Bottom, bottom of, basket bottom
In back of self
AllCamass
Falls, falls of river
Rope
Baby
Hollow tree
Things, utensils
Spider
Big crooked-nose (Spawning) salmon
Cat tail rushes of variety used for food
Fine, beautiful, good, fair
Big fire, blaze
Woman's shirt
Salmon spear point
Straight
Right hand, right foot
big-headed
Canoe
Canoes
House ladder
Bow, gun (later)
Raw people, no supernatural powers
Grandparent (paternal)
In front of me
River
Boa constrictor
White overlay in basketry
Crooked
Poison, medicine
Oak with white acorns
Among oaks
Otter (mythical name usage)
Abalone shell
Many
Wind
Game-trail
Brush housefly
Yellow
Yellow between claws (Sparrowhawk)
Leg
Relative
Chipmunk
Cloud
Goose
Mate (husband or wife)
Brothers
Small, child
Children Maker
Mother's brother
Sister's husband
Me, Myself
Under, below it
Behind me, after I left
Crown of head
Around
My song
Board lumber
Fear
Flat
Out of wind, nearly dead
Lake
Jack-rabbit (hare, snow hare)
Panther
Acorn, sea, big lake
Chicken-hawk
Hand
One handBlood-money, settlement of feud
Bad
Son
Woman
Ashes, dust
Carp, sucker-fish
Name, "what you call that"
Kinsman (?)
mud-cat catfish
Porcupine quills of embroidery
Tongs, sticks for lifting hot rocks
Basket-cup for drinking
Maternal grandparent
Bark
Bird
Smoke
Ugly, ugly-faced
Small basket
Salmon-head
Worm
Swamp, boggy place
Friend
Grass
Pitch
Sunflower seeds
Fishing net
Leaves
Frog
Red-striped snake (kind of bull snake)
Blanket
Little snake
Banded snake, lizard
Winter
Feather
Mat or rushes, for sleeping
News, word of
Crawfish
Cedar
Old man
Manzanita
Father
My father
BigBig-backed, wide
Salmon-spear shaft
White paint
Pigeon
Orphan child
Basket for cooking
Crown
Bear, brown (black) bear, bear-brother
What I bring home from hunt, provisions
Crane
Red paint
Together, group
How many, as many as, great numbers
Pit, ditch, furrow
Old woman
Mourning dove
Suitor, son-in-law
Grouse
Buzzard
Sweat house
Pipe
Mother
Rain
Poor people
Manzanita flour
Salmon
Summer
Whirl wind
Youth
Snow
Squirrel's bushy tail for eating manzanita mush
Bat (flying bat)
Deer
Fawn
Soil, dirt
Weird, eerie, frightening
Cascades, rapids
Large rush basket, burden-basket
Foot, my foot
Black pain, painting, writing
Long acorn-cracking pestle
duck
Mythical name of panther
Bug
hat, my hat
Coyote
Raccoon
Robin
House boards, wall boards
Animal (general)
Dew
Venison
Twins
Arrow shaft
Center of house, outside
Mountain, hillock
Quail
Cricket
Stirring paddle
Bird
Squirrel
Hazel brush, hazel nut
Snail
Skinny ball
Pine nut
Acorn-pestle
Land
Sugar-pine, sugar-pine nuts
Round
Jump around in war dance
Leggings
Rattlesnake
Thunder
Hooting owl
Slave
Lark
Rat
Gopher
Lake
Fresh-water mussel
Spoon
Spring Month of wind, March
Yellowhammer
Big trout
Skinny stick
Pet name, "little eyed squirrel"
Ants
One-horned deer
Hummingbird
Small, little, petite
Gambling bones, sticks
Driftwood
Bluejay
Hill, rising ground
Sick, weak
Strong, well
Mouse
Porcupine
Berry bush
Pinon jay
Hail
Wild rose berry (rose-hip)
Dog
"Big dog" meaning horse
Dentalia
Sharp-clawed
Indian rope
"Sun all day long", all day
Which one?
Girl, female, maiden
Creek (general)
Across creek
Knife
Small red lizzard
Different
Arrow
House
Door
"Hello friend", "my friend"
Knife, house-knife, big knife
Flink flaker
Fire driller
Frog
Enemy
Old
Grizzly bear
Eel
Flute of wild turnip rush
Raven
Water
Muskrat, small mink
Fresh meat
Sick person, dead person, ghost
"land of ghosts", "across to ghosts"
Feathers worn in war dance
Acorn dough
Fir, fir tree
Food
For no reason, for nothing
Night
Black acorn
Wildcat, bobcat, lynx
Pine
Grease, fat
Acorn, oak
White-barked oak
Redwood, "Tall tree with reddish bark"
Person, people
Graveyard
Sparrow-hawk
Whip
Needle, awl
Small skunk
Hazel switch
Speech
Fireplace, cooking pit
Fall, autumn
Salmon tail
West, "at rear of earth"
Fox
My Guardian spirit
Steel-head salmon
Eagle
White duck
Bone
Bone marrow
Blood
Salt, salt-lick area
Teeth
Alive
Trout
his wife
his daughter
Sleeping on platform
Girl, female, maiden
Clouds
At evening Time
Child
Just
He found it
He was made
He became
Upriver
I shall go
He made
Look inside
Full
Just so
She bathed
Now it is said
Then it is said
In the water
tis said he became
Now
Not
Where
Who
You (plural)
You are
I am
He killed them
Hunger
Food
He looked for it
She pounded them
She pounded
By the sea
These
Here, this place
Way, far up
He shot it
Get up
Let us fight
Speak, tell it
Yes
Continued by
He burst it
Again
They found it
Keep away
Feel hot
Tarweed seeds
He stole it
Where?
Along with them
Roasted by fire
That (general)
That (specific)
Smoke
You shall cry
He sat
Pound them
Go hunting
Quickly
Not
Merely, only
Next house, neighbor's
Yet, still
Chokecherry bushes
Anyhow
Fathoms (Measure)
His property
Inside of
He ran
Break
He ate it
His throat
Eyes
Blind
Full
He cooked it
That way
Wicked, evil
I wish it
That one
Before
Long acorn-cracking pestle
They were killed
Down river
Westwards
Eastwards
They arrived
They talked
Across from here
Friend
Let us play
Player
Grass
Handsome
Yonder
Cut away
In truth, truthfully
They were assembled
Different
They played ball
Fast runner
He ran out
one-horned deer
Catch up with it
She danced
Mountains
Finished, through
Long time
He married her
Empty handed
He (or she) slept
Of all kinds
Noise
Mouse
Gophers
In the earth
It will be
Forth from
These
They stand
Tomorrow
Fresh - juicy
Fresh - new
He climbed tree
Up, above, over
He jumped
In my trail
It was dug up
On top of
Last one, final one
They awoke
Board
Its board
Was paddled across
Swimmers
Myth, legend
He did
Chief
On this side
Land, "deerland"
Maker, "foodmaker"
He lies (untruth)
He cried (she cried)
He built a fire
Anyone
His hear
My heart
Man
Shy
It bent
Ocean
Blaze
He rested
Fox
Quails
Woods
In the brush
Little, tiny
Everywhere
He floated
Burden-basket
Father
Snail
Bluejay
Mouse, rat
Come
He was "chirped" to
Same as Talsunne
Jump to fight
Boil
Lying stretched out
Lazy
Wash
Good singer
Throw
Wearied out
Stop
Sing
Singing
In middle of field
Think
Yawn
Drive out, away
Dance
A particular dance
Steal
Be tire
Hunt
Pile up
Send
Leave
Leave with
Bark at
Bark at
Put on 'style'
Finish
Dig
Bury it
To fish
Fix, prepare
Pay
Tiny things
Sew
Swing
Good worker
People together
Bring home gifts
Rest
Always rest
Fell tree
Tree falls
Look
Look behind you
Player
Play with
Storm
Truth
Tell the truth
To tell the truth
Tell, speak to
Tell to
Count
Count up, add
Lite (light)
Lite up
Love
Teach
Paint body
Paint face
Paint all over
Bend
Be blessed, prosperous
Tell a myth to
Tell a myth
Shoot
Shoot arrow
Paddle canoe
Paddle person in canoe
Summer
Fight
Whoop, yell
Play thing
Smile
He smiles
Swing
Hop along
Win, prevail
Gamble at
Tattoo
Tattoo self
Float
Finish
Hold, holt to
Keep house
Find
Get up
Play skinny
Fish
Go fishing
Following trail
Laugh
Laugh at
Foal
Carry, fetch
Bring to
Finish
Shine
Move
Keep moving
Help
Arrive
Grow old
Sit
Look outside
I desire to eat
Look around
Supernatural wind
Scare
Whistle
Whistle to
Lose
He lost
Ask for
Go
Dance before it
Return
Dream
Dream about
Dreamer
Musical flut
Sound of flute