Three Line Tales: Life of A Native-American Tribe’s Woman

Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for hosting 3 Line Tales:

tipi's indians
Maher El Aridi

1.The stars are dazzlingly brilliant in the inky-dark sky; through the small circle of space in the top of my families tipi, I feel the warm summer air breathing down on me; tomorrow is another day of rigorous work for the women of our tribe, we tan animal hides, gather fruit and nuts, and smoke our meat into pemmican.

2. The men will be off hunting in the morning; chasing the deer, buffalo, rabbits, foxes, and any animal which will provide us food presently, and in the winter months; the braves bring the animals to the woman and we skin the animal’s of their fur; the men will sell some of our beautiful soft fur to white-man traders; some of the furs we’ll keep for ourselves for in winter, so we won’t freeze to death;

3.When our braves hunt, our tribe prays for the animal spirits and we ask mother-earth to be kind to us and take the animal spirits; though we eek our living from nature, we always give her thanks; sunlight filters through the hole in the tipi and my mother starts a fire;  I aid my mother with the morning meal sighing as smoke obscures the hole in the tipi; there are days I feel, life is only a trap and I will never see the blue-sky.

©Mandibelle16.(2016) All Rights Reserved.

5 thoughts on “Three Line Tales: Life of A Native-American Tribe’s Woman

    • mandibelle16 July 31, 2016 / 5:42 pm

      Thank you PJ. Recalling social studies from elementary school. Glad you liked 🙂

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  1. clcouch123 August 2, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    Once again, Mandi, remarkable detail! Defining the roles for each part of the tribe and the tribe together goes over so successfully here. The reader feels there.

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    • mandibelle16 August 2, 2016 / 5:58 pm

      That’s great Christopher. It was mostly, remembering the basics of Native-Americans in Canada before settlers came in large numbers. I think grade two or three social studies.


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