Monthly Archives: June 2013

A lotta words for ‘death’ and ‘dying’.

The phrase tsuutsuu turns up several times in Buchanan’s story of the Five Grizzly Bears (a story I will eventually put up on the blog, but I have work to do yet comparing it to other Coos/Siuslaw and Alsea versions of … Continue reading

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“Nephew Story” or “The Girl & The Sea Serpent”

Tewitech hechit’ – the Nephew Story or, The Girl & Her Pet  This is a story Jim Buchanan told of a young woman who encounters a baby sea serpent, which becomes her spirit power. The sea serpent becomes friends with … Continue reading

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