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squaw

Offensive a North American Indian woman
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Large piles of brush lay scattered about the clearing, and a wary and aged squaw was occupied in firing as many as might serve to light the coming exhibition.
Just then the crafty squaw, who had taken the necessary precaution to fire the piles, made her way through the throng, and cleared a place for herself in front of the captive.
At that moment, the withered squaw already mentioned moved into the circle, in a slow, sidling sort of a dance, holding the torch, and muttering the indistinct words of what might have been a species of incantation.
The squaw gave a loud and plaintive yell, dashed the torch to the earth, and buried everything in darkness.
It was worth more, in some strange way, then a dozen pieces of meat from the hand of a squaw.
These, I was told, were children of the trappers; pledges of love from their squaw spouses in the wilderness.
Hunt consented to take his squaw and two children on board also.
The knowing Pierre immediately landed and took to the woods, followed by his squaw laden with their papooses, and a large bundle containing their most precious effects, promising to rejoin the party some distance above St.
He was gladly taken on board, but he came without his squaw.
The squaw of the worthy interpreter, it appeared, had been so delighted with the scalp-dance, and other festivities of the Osage village, that she had taken a strong inclination to remain there.
We raced off toward Squaw Creek and did not stop until the ground itself stopped-- fell away before us so abruptly that the next step would have been out into the tree-tops.
WHITLEY Bay Squaws defeated Telford Wrekin Raiders 8-3 in their Women's Division One North League encounter at Hillheads.