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Buffalo heart skin bucket.jpg They saw two great fires sweeping toward them over the prairieThumbnailsMy grandmother Turtle made scarecrows to frighten away the birdsThey saw two great fires sweeping toward them over the prairieThumbnailsMy grandmother Turtle made scarecrows to frighten away the birdsThey saw two great fires sweeping toward them over the prairieThumbnailsMy grandmother Turtle made scarecrows to frighten away the birds

But there were few pails of metal in my tribe, when I was a little girl. I used to fetch water in a clay pot, sometimes in a buffalo-paunch lining skewered on a stick; but my commonest bucket was of a buffalo heart skin. When my father killed a buffalo, he took out the heart skin, and filled it with grass until it dried. This he gave to Red Blossom, who sewed a little stick on each side of the mouth; and bound a short stick and sinews between them for handle. Such a bucket held about three pints. It was a frail looking vessel, but lasted a long time.

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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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