Letter: TtemiN-wa?u to Her Daughter, Mary Napesha, at Santee Agency, NE
\ti Te-mi˝-wa'u, a Ponka woman, to her daughter, Mary Napesha, at Santee Agency, Nebraska.
\op Thia┤di thido˝┤be go˝the┤de t'e┤e he. Wa┤xa-na┤zhi˝ thido˝┤be go˝┤thai. I˝sh'a┤ge \tr Your father / to see you / wished, but / he is dead / . / Waqa-najin / to see you / wished. / Old man / \rf jod 1890:690.6
\op t'e┤e he. Thito˝┤ge thido˝┤be go˝the┤de, thi┤shi'e wathi┤to˝ e┤go˝, o˝ga┤tha-ba┤zhi \tr is dead / . / Your younger sister / to see you / wished, but, / your sister's husband / works / as, / we do not go / \rf jod 1890:690.7
\op to˝┤gato˝. Ma┤thadi thito˝┤ge nu┤zhi˝ga wi˝┤ i┤dathe┤de, gi┤t'ee he┤. She┤ta te \tr we shall. / Last winter / your younger sister / boy / one / gave birth to, but, / he is dead to her / . / Yonder / the / \rf jod 1890:690.8
\op e'o˝┤ thi˝ge┤ thana┤zhi˝, shi˝┤gazhi˝┤ga tho˝ka┤ e'o˝┤ thi˝ge┤ nazhi˝┤ ki, awa┤na'o˝ \tr nothing / being the matter / you stand, / child / the ones who / nothing / the matter / they stand / if, / I hear of them / \rf jod 1890:690.9
\op ko˝┤btha. Thiso˝┤ga aka┤ no˝bo˝┤ i˝de┤-waga┤xe gthi┤thai he. I˝sh'a┤ge aka┤ \tr I wish. / Your younger brother / the (sub.) / twice / "face-picture" / has sent it back / . / Old man / the (sub.) / \rf jod 1890:690.10
\op ga┤tata┤to˝ wake┤ga a-i┤ te sho˝┤sho˝ i┤t'e he. U'o˝┤thi˝ge┤ thito˝┤ge aka┤ thido˝┤be \tr from that unseen place / sick / he was coming / the / continuing / died from it / . / For no reason / your younger sister / the (sub.) / to see you / \rf jod 1890:690.11
\op go˝┤thai. \tr wishes. / \rf jod 1890:690.12
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