meeting of the tribe, and goes
through a ceremony, at which
none but the men of the tribe
already initiated, and those
about to be initiated, are
present; he his there re-christened
and has a tooth knocked out.
2nd the ceremony is performed
by the old men of the tribe; the
girls being excluded, and should
a girl by accident or there will
sometimes the ceremony and if
men [?] the penalty is death.
The penalty if revealing this
secret rites, I think is W be the same.
To perform these rites a large
oval space is cleared, to
I think none but those mentioned,
and those about to be initiated,
are admitted. I could not get
a full description of
the ceremony, but I think the tooth
is knocked out and a loud humming
noise is heard which is made
with an instrument quite unlike
your diagram [sketch/illustration on this line].
my illustration is to more like it.
It is a piece of flat tree branch
with serated [sic]edges, a hole through
one end to which a string is
attached, and this swung
rapidly round, produces a
humming noise. The
uninitiated are not allowed
even to see these instruments.
3 The name for medicine men
or Wizard is "Watinard" and
the office is Turrdeburry.
4th There are special news
carriers or messengers, the
young men performing
the as a [?] .
5th the oldest and much
[?] of the tribe is
chief, insomuch that his
advice and assistance is asked.
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