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Until I was about nine years old, my hair was cut short

Until I was about nine years old, my hair was cut short.jpg The game was to see how many times she could be tossed without fallingThumbnailsOffering food before the shrine of the Big Birds’ ceremonyThe game was to see how many times she could be tossed without fallingThumbnailsOffering food before the shrine of the Big Birds’ ceremony

Until I was about nine years old, my hair was cut short, with a tuft on either side of my head, like the horns of an owl. Turtle used to cut my hair. She used a big, steel knife. In old times, I have heard, a thin blade of flint was 60used. I did not like Turtle’s hair cutting a bit, because she pulled.

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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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