I'm Beading Moccasins
by Jeannette Howlingcrane
1. Tséxho'êhneto náoxa'ôhone.
When you came I was beading.
2. Mo'kêhanôtse námanêstsenôtse.
Moccasins, I was making them.
3. A'e nâhtaéxananôtse.
Soon I'll finish them.
4. Hé'tóhe mo'kêhanôtse námanêstóotâhahtsenôtse.
These moccasins I'm making them for myself.
They are gong to be my own moccasins,
6. naa máto héva vo'êstane mâxho'áestse nâhtanêšêhohtóvanôse.
or someone if he wants (them), I'll sell them.
They surely won't be expensive.
They just cost ten (dollars).
This story was first published in the book Cheyenne Texts: An Introduction to Cheyenne Literature, copyright 1980, used here by permission.
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