The following are known as "council songs"; these were sung when the chiefs met in the council tent to decide matters of tribal importance. This tent was placed inside the camp circle and was decorated in various ways. Plate 72 shows the council tent at the gathering at Bull Head, S. Dak., July 4, 1912.
The first song of this group was sung by Many Wounds (Wopo′tapi), who preceded the singing by an announcement of the song, which was recorded by the phonograph and translated as follows: "Tribe, listen to me. I will sing a song of the dead chiefs. What are you saying? The chiefs have come to an end, and I sing their songs. I wish I could do as they have done, but I will try to sing their song."
|ta′ku yaka′ pelo′||what you are saying (is true)|
|itaŋ′ ćaŋ kiŋ||the chiefs|