(Coyote Makes Frybread)
translated by D. Gould
"Izhape' yuhudegumahanipeha domahannifenni,
Bennem mo'oga dosadeka'a mazoga'tsi, ukuhtu u bai'di,
Izhape' suka gwidawo'yo'nna ukuhku deyo'hitai'ku, dease
Ne yuhudegumahanipe na'i!", mai yegwikande.
Coyote was making frybread dough
"An extra handful of flour and
Coyote chased him away, shouting,
IZHAPE'A YUHUDEGUMANIPE was taken from:
Natural History of Old Man Coyote" by William Bright in Recovering the Word: Essays on Native American
Literature, ed. Brian Swann and Arnold Krupat
1987, University of California Press.
with special thanks to Peter Blue Cloud.