The Birchbark House - Part 3, Dagwaging (Fall), Chapters 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Dagwaging (Fall), Chapters 5 and 6 Summary

"Fishtail's Pipe" As fall approaches, the family prepares for winter - scraping hides, making clothing and makasins, storing food, and for Deydey, traveling yet again. Omakayas' bird, now given the name Andeg (which means crow in the Ojibwa language), becomes a family pet, but remains closest to Omakayas. One day, Omakayas and Angeline hide and listen as Deydey visits with two friends, the fat and jolly Albert La Pautre and the proud and handsome Fishtail, who owns (and cares for) a beautifully carved pipe. After the men smoke a couple of rounds of tobacco, and after teasing Albert about another of his strange dreams, the men discuss the presence of white men in the area, and how they seem to be taking over. They discuss the possibility of moving west to get away from them...

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