Bear Song

 

Attract bears.

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Casting Directions for ‘Bear Song’

(YÂ’NA TÏ’KANÂGI’TA.)
He ! Hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’.
Tsistuyi’ nehandu’yanû, Tsistuyi’ nehandu’yanû–Yoho’ !
He ! Hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’.
Kuwâhi’ nehandu’yanû’, Kuwâhi nehandu’yanû–Yoho’ !
He ! Hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä, hayuya’haniwä’.
Uyâ’ye’ nehandu’yanû’, Uyâ’ye’ nehandu’yanû’–Yoho’ !
He ! Hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä, hayuya’haniwä’.
Gâtekwâ'(hï) nehandu’yanû’, Gâtekwâ'(hï) nehandu’yanû’–Yoho’ !
Ûlë-‘nû’ asëhï’ tadeya’statakûnï’ gûnnage astû’tsïkï’.
Translation.
He! Hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’.
In Rabbit Place you were conceived (repeat)–Yoho’ !
He! Hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’.
In Mulberry Place you were conceived (repeat)–Yoho’ !
He! Hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’.
In Uyâ”yë you were conceived (repeat)–Yoho’ !
He! Hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’, hayuya’haniwä’.
At the Great Swamp (?) you were conceived (repeat)–Yoho’ !
And surely we and the fantastic black items, the best of all, shall see each other.
Explanation.
This song, obtained from A`yû’ninï in relation to the story of the Origin of the Bear, as already said, is sung by the bear hunter, in order to draw the bears, while on his way from the camp to the place where he hopes to hunt during the day. It is among those taught the Cherokees by the Ani-Tsâ’kahï before they dropped their human shape and were transformed into bears. The tune is simple and plaintive.
The song is composed of four verses followed by a short recitation. Each verse begins with a loud prolonged He ! And ends with Yoho’ ! Uttered in exactly the identical manner. Hayuya’haniwä’ has no significance. Tsistu’yï, Kuwâ’hï, Uyâ”yë, and Gâte’kwâhï are four hills, in all which the bears have a townhouse and hold a dance before going into their dens for the winter. The first three named are high peaks in the Smoky Mountains, on the Tennessee line, in the neighborhood of Clingman’s Dome and Mount Guyot. The fourth is southeast of Franklin, North Carolina, toward the South Carolina line, and might be identical with Fodderstack Mountain. In Kuwahi dwells the great bear chief and doctor, in whose magic bath the wounded bears are restored to health. They are said to originate or be conceived in the mountains named, because these are their headquarters. The “good black things” referred to in the recitation will be the bears.

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