Thus They Told Us
Deggech' Tinitun Dilah Venah Qech'
The Upper Trail to Telaquana Lake
Told by Agnes Cusma
Thus They Told Us

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Iy gu Nan Qelah ha niqatinitun.
Here at 'moss is there' [on Lake Clark at mouth of Miller Creek] the trail goes around.

Nan Qelah niqatinitun gu yet yudeq.
Where the trail goes around at 'moss is there,' it goes up above.

Veghdeq Ida\tin yi yi ghin ts'inun nuhdelggesh ch'u
They go straight across that 'up above it is a pond' [Miller Lake], and

Ch'ak'da\tnu ts'inun nuqede\ ch'u
they go straight across 'game comes out stream' [Kijik River], and

Tuvughna Ten deggech' iy gu huqede\.
at 'Tyonek people's trail' [basin and trail to north of Kijik River] they ascend up above.

Ch'u K'ilghech' ts'inun nuqede\.
And they go straight across 'the gap area' [valley south of College Creek].

A K'a Ka'a gu qede\.
They go here to 'big inner area' [valley on upper Chilikadrotna River].

Yeqech' hq'u Qa\nigi Aqenlchix qede\.
There then they go to 'structure built against rock' [rock at base of Q'eteni].

Ghu Qa\nigi Aqenlchix ghu qech' Q'eteni gini niqeyjende\ ch'u tl'uhdalzhegh hq'aqede\.
There at 'structure built against rock,' there to here, they go over this 'one with a trail on it' [ridge at west base of Telaquana Mountain] and they descend into 'forked headwaters' [Summit Creek].

Iy gu nuqede\ ch'u Ch'qu\ch'ishtnu yudeq gu ch'qede\.
They go across here and they come downstream above 'willow sprout creek' [Old Village site and stream into Telaquana Lake from south].

Iy qech'u K'dilah Vena qede\.
That way they go to 'fish swim in lake' [Telaquana Lake].

Thus They Told Us