Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Birchbark House ~ a teaser question

In reading The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich (1999), I learned a lot about the Anishinabe, the original name for the Ojibwa or Chippewa people, who live mainly in the northern North American woodlands.  Here's one little tidbit I picked up:
"Over his shoulder Fishtail carried a blanket, meaning that he had much to say and planned to spend the night" (p. 193).
Okay, now I have a question for you, my readers:  If I show up at your house with a blanket over my shoulder, will you allow me to talk late and then stay overnight?

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