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  • "They say, the Kahnyen-kehaka, " Ian explained, his voice muffled as he shoved his way through a screen of brilliant red creeper, 'that for a woman to conceive, her husband's spirit does battle with hers, and must overcome it.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • He could find no proper words; all the Kahnyen-kehaka had fled out of his head, and so he spoke in the first words that came to him.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • The Mohawk had called him Bad Sweat, and that fit; he stank as though with a mortal illness-he thought the man was not accustomed to the Kahnyen-kehaka; he'd not much of their speech, and plainly expected them to take his scalp at any moment, something they had thought hilarious-and one or two would likely have tried it, for a joke, save that Tewaktenyonh said to treat him with respect.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • "Well, ye see" the Kahnyen-kehaka, they've a notion of marriage that-it's like what ye see in the Highlands, often enough.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • A Kahnyen-kehaka who believed such a dream might decide to kill the dog, lest it be a foretelling of ill fortune.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • He spoke no word of Scots or English aloud, had heard not a syllable of either tongue in the year since he had chosen to stay, to become Kahnyen-kehaka.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Kahnyen-kehaka was of the same family as Tuscarora, and plainly the young man could make out what Ian said, for he replied, stammering with fear.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • By the notions of the Kahnyen-kehaka this implied no relation between the men beyond that of clansmen, but Ian still thought of Sun Elk with the white part of his mind.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • With the Mohawk, one is Kahnyen-kehaka or one is-other.

    Drums of Autumn

  • They were Kahnyen-kehaka, they told him proudly, with looks of surprise that he did not know that.

    Drums of Autumn

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