Cultural Sign

Lhatsik Houmoulu'l (Cultural Department) Sign & Vocabulary

This sign was created in 2008 by Wiyot tribal members Richie Green, Corinne Alton, Danielle Smalling, Michelle Hernandez, and Elizabeth Hernandez, in collaboration with local artist Lyn Risling. Please see the closeup images below for culturally important Wiyot vocabulary.

hebalo_sign

giy_basket_cap_hebalogi'y (basket cap)

Spoken by Della Prince:
duragaw_woodpecker_scalp_headdress_hebalo

duraga'w (woodpecker scalp headdress)


hija_burratunuwel_baby_basket_hebalohija (baby)


burratunuwe'l (baby basket)


rruni_boutousouy_dentalia_string_hebalo

rruni' boutousouy (dentalium string)

(no audio available for boutousouy = "strung")


kaghuqawi_necklace_hebalo

kaghuqawi' (necklace)

(no audio available)

vivetgulu_elkhorn_spoon_hebaloviyuvetgu'lu (elkhorn spoon)


houchwachach_small_food_cooking_basket_hebalo

houchwachach (small food basket)

(no audio available)

houchwach_halawilulh_cooking_basket_soup_paddle_hebalo

houchwach (cooking/food basket)


halawilulh (acorn soup paddle)

(no audio available)

daquplhayuwilh_mout_gathering_basket_acorns_hebalo

daquplhayuwilh (decorative conical gathering basket)

(no audio available)

mout (acorns with shell)


bitw_vutseshurawulh_mortar_basket_stone_hebalo

bitw (basket mortar)


vutseshira'wulh (acorn pounding/mortar stone)


toul_pestle_hebalo

toul (stone pestle)


hiwat_abalone_hebalo

hiwa't (abalone)


saghawilha_red_obsidian_hebalo

saghawi'lu' (red obsidian)


jechach_zoomorph_hebalo

??? (stone zoomorph)

(no Wiyot word has been found for these artifacts)
butgi_maul_hebalo

butgi (stone maul)


datutgatoul_adze_hebalo

datutgatoul (adze)

(no audio available)

valhuk_salmon_hebalo

valhuk (salmon)


halouwi_canoe_hebalo

halou'wi' (redwood canoe)

(literally, "what comes along")


dutwaghulh_harpoon_hebalo

dutwaghulh (harpoon)


shaghaduw_gatbugh_gillnet_net_weight_hebalo

shaghadu'w / vabu'lilh~mabu'liluh (gill net)


gatbugh / gutvu'l (stone net weights)

(no audio available)

goudaw_yaw_dadulh_eel_eel_basket_eelgrass_hebalo

gou'daw (Pacific lamprey, aka "eel")


yaw (eel basket)


dadulh (eelgrass)