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Wehixamukèsa Luwe Alaitàm

Wehixamukes Says Let's Go Hunting . . . Told by Nora Thompson Dean to Bruce Pearson and Jim Rementer in 1968.
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For several days the men had stayed at home and also
Lenape:
Kèxukwëni nutikeyok nèki lënuwàk òk
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English:
Wehixamukès because they were afraid of those wild Indians
Lenape:
naka Wehixamukèsa eli kòxawoo awènhakeyok
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Finally Wehixamukes said, "Let's go.
Lenape:
Xantki naka Wehixamukèsa luwe, “Alëmskatàm,
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Let's all go hunting. I will go along and I will kill all
Lenape:
alaitàm. Nèpèch wite òk nèpèch wèkwitehook
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those wild Indians.” The men exchanged glances
Lenape:
nèki awènhakeyok.” Pipënawtuwàk nëki lënuwàk
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because they thought he was an incompetent person, but anyway
Lenape:
èli liteheyok anehàchi awèn, shëk amënchi
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but anyway they let him hunt with them. It wasn’t long they lost Wehixamukes.
Lenape:
lelëma witalain. Mata kwëne kwilawo naka Wehixamukèsa.
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English:
One man said, "We must be alert as it seems like wild tribes are around here."
Lenape:
Kwëti lënu luwe, "Kwèxsihënàch alàshi awènhakeyok nayuta."
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Finally they heard Wehixamukes making a war cry.
Lenape:
Xantki pwëntawo naka Wehixamukèsa pè kukuwèmwit.
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He yelled loudly and said, “Dafunen, dafinen!”
Lenape:
Xinkòlamu, luwe, “Dàfinèn, Dàfinèn!” [His improper pronunciation of Ntapinèn - Here we are.]
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[The leader said] "Now then go knock them in the heads those wild Indians.
Lenape:
“Yukwe ta may lëpiteho nèki awènhaneyok.
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English:
You have already let them know where we are.”
Lenape:
Mèchi kìshi watëlaneyo èpiènkw.”
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Wehixamukes said, I would have done so if you had told me."
Lenape:
Luwe naka Wehixamukèsa, “Shay a mah liàntpane.”
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This story is just one of many different
Lenape:
Yushe achimëwakàn kwëti shëk èli xahelënawke
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stories about Wehixamukes. That is all I can say.
Lenape:
achimëwakàna Wehixamukèsi. Nal në shëk nkàski luwèn.