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Hilger on lodges

Originally published in 1939 by Catholic University of America Press.
Although both tar-paper shacks and frame houses can be characterized as groups, one might step from a wigwam into some of the shacks and then into frame houses of unfinished interior, and hardly know that one had been in three types of houses, if one considered only the interior decoration of the houses. From the rafters, or at their junction with the wall, one might see hanging bunches of various sizes of medicinal herbs and roots, wrapping cord, bundles of basswood fiber, or perhaps strips of sinew, baby's shoes and stockings, a rosary or two, and some palm. Across one corner one might find a baby hammock of Chippewa type which was made by folding sides of a blanket over two ropes with the baby resting in a blanket between the ropes...
Sister M. Inez Hilger, Chippewa Families: A Social Study of White Earth Reservation, 1938 (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1998 reprint ed.) 118.