Ancient Arapahoe prayer

hehheisonoonin neniitoneino’, noh hebesiibeih’in. Let them hear us, our fathers and our grandfathers. Hee3ei’iinoh’oeseihiit, noh nohkunihiitowoo; I say this in conjunction with all the heavenly lights; Hiisi’ niihooyoo’, heseisen hii3eti’, The yellow day, the good wind, Neeyeici’ hii3eti’, biito’owu’ huu3eti’. the good timber, the good earth. Cese’eihii heetihceh’e3tiin he3oowowu’! You animals who live below the earth, I pray that you hear my words! No’xuutowu’ cese’eihii, neci’  cese’eihiiho’, cihbehceh’e3tii’! You animals who live on the earth, and in the water, listen to my prayer! Heciiyowooninoo, heetwonibiini’ heetih’i3eihit, Your surplus is going to be eaten so that the people will prosper, Heetihcihkoutee’ hoowu3oow hiine’etiit, so that the breath of life will endure for a long time, Heetih’iihooho’owoo’ hinenteeniit, tei’yoonehe’ heeneicxooyeiht, so that the tribe will be numerous: the children of all ages, Hiseihihi’ noh honoh’oehihi’ noh hinen heeneicxooyeiht, the girls and boys and men of all ages, Hisei, beh’eihehi’ heeneicxooyeihin betebi. […] Read More