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Formula of the Acorn Feast.*
*This formula is repeated after the feast is eaten and the people have gone away. The priest repeats it while standing close over the fire which is renewed to consume the remains of the feast. See Life and Culture of the Hupa, pp. 80, 81.

'unłung-xwe:-ding
Everywhere
ninis'a:n
world
me:q'
over
tilchwin-ne'in
used to grow
digyung
here
na:no:diya'
let it come back.

Whatever has grown any where in the world in time past let it come back here.

k'iwinya'n-ya:n
People
do:-ła:n
little
yiwingyun'-whun-te:
must eat.

The people must eat but little.

do:-ła:n
Little
ch'iwiyung'il-heh
even if he eat
ting-ye:
as if
ła:n
much
ch'iwingyun'-silin'-te:
he eats it seems.

If one eats but little he shall feel as if he had eaten much.

k'iya:wh
Birds
do: yidite:wile'-te:
must not like it.

Birds must not like the food.

'unłung-xwe:-xw 'unt'e:
Every kind
digyung
here
ye:
na:no:diya'
let it come
hay
that
ninis'a:n
the world
me:q'
on
tilchwin-ne'in
used to grow.

Let every kind come back here which used to grow in the world.