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An earthen pot full of water stood by one of the posts near the fire

An earthen pot full of water stood by one of the posts near the fire.jpg She had a little fawn-skin bag, worked with red porcupine quillsThumbnailsMy mothers dipped each a big horn spoon full of waterShe had a little fawn-skin bag, worked with red porcupine quillsThumbnailsMy mothers dipped each a big horn spoon full of water

But if the weather was cold, we did not go to the river to bathe. An earthen pot full of water stood by one of the posts near the fire. It rested in a ring of bark, to keep it from falling. My mothers dipped each a big horn spoon full of water, filled her mouth, and, blowing the water over her palms, gave her face a good rubbing.

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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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