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Family Terms 3

Wyandot Family Terms #3 ahšutaˀ my grandparent (can be used with both mother’s and father’s parents) ahšut my grandchild (can be used with both your sons’ and your daughters’ children) The verb root is -ahšutaˀ- ‘to be grandparent to.’ ažaraˀseh … Continue reading

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2015 Fireworks Display draws nearly 2,400

The Wyandotte Nation hosted its annual Fireworks Display Thursday, July 2, at the Pow-Wow grounds. An estimated 2,370 people gathered to witness the fireworks show, listen to great music from the Diversity Band, and enjoy food from various vendors. Youth … Continue reading

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Family terms 2

Family Terms #2 1) Aunt (father’s sister, father’s brother’s wife) ahrahak my aunt (addressing your father’s sister or father’s brother’s wife) verb root -ahrahak- ‘to be aunt to’ 2) Uncle (mother’s brother*) awatęnǫrǫˀ my uncle (addressing your mother’s brother) verb … Continue reading

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Family terms

When the Wyandot of the past addressed each other, they generally preferred to use the term for their family or kinship relationship, rather than addressing the person’s name. Here is part one of a lesson on family terms. Calling, Addressing … Continue reading

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