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We were fond of squashes and ate many of them

We were fond of squashes and ate many of them.jpg At one side of our field Turtle had made a boothThumbnailsI was too well-bred to look up at him, but I did not always hurry to finish my sweepingAt one side of our field Turtle had made a boothThumbnailsI was too well-bred to look up at him, but I did not always hurry to finish my sweepingAt one side of our field Turtle had made a boothThumbnailsI was too well-bred to look up at him, but I did not always hurry to finish my sweeping

Sometimes we brought a clay cooking pot, and boiled squashes. We were fond of squashes and ate many of them. We sometimes boiled green corn and beans. My sister and I shelled the corn from the cob. We shelled the beans or boiled them in the pod. My grandmother poured the mess in a wooden bowl, and we ate with spoons which she made from squash stems. She would split a stem with her knife and put in a little stick to hold the split open.

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Waheenee--An Indian Girl's Story
By Waheenee
as told to Gilbert Livingstone Wilson
Illustrator: Frederick N. Wilson
Published in 1921
Available from gutenberg.org
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