Lesson 21 - Abenaki Legends & Stories of Old

Abenaki Legends & Stories of Old -

The following stories are from the Abenaki Indian Legends, 
Grammar and Place Names, by H. L. Masta, 1932.

** Wawan8git Ta M8ladakw **

Wana: Nid8ba M8adakw kia nat8wi migakanian alakssa ato 
				koli oji wawiton Koatekwok.
Mol: Koatekwok ennigani 8nka Awanochak ali 
				witamodit Coaticook.  

Niato kala n'oli wawaldamen:  Oji chig8wteguagani Vermont 
	ni talli s8gdahla kzibonnokw, Ailsig8tekwok.
	Koatekw'ni kinni p8ntekwoo pab8miwi mail oji odanak 
	n8bi aliwiswik ni waji m8ja p8ntekwwik.
Wana: Kawinawa ni waji liwit8zik Koatekw?
Mol: Wz8migaato pita msalozhanik nitali koaak taagata achi 
	askwa wdain8.

** Wawan8git and M8ladakw **
Wana: My friend M8ladakw as you are habitually traveling
      here and you are well acquainted with Koatekwok?
Mol: Koatekwok is the river which is called Coaticook 
     by the Whites. I indeed know it well.  
     It has its source in Vermont and falls into our river 	
     Alsigontekwok (St. Francis River).  There are 		
     many rapids and falls in its course beginning at 
     about one mile from the City of the same name.
Wana: But why is it called Koatekwok?
Mol: Because there must have been a large quantity of 
     pine trees there and there are some even now..