The Birchbark House - Part 3, Dagwaging (Fall), Chapters 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Dagwaging (Fall), Chapters 7 and 8 Summary

"The Move" After Deydey departs on another trapping expedition, the rest of the family prepares even more intensely for the move into town for winter. As the food stores come together, Mama buries them carefully in a cache (covered pit) behind the house in town. When the cache is fully stocked, Nokomis prays for the blessing of the spirits on both the cache and the family as they face winter. After a final night in the birchbark house, the family makes the move into town. As Nokomis packs a collection of small bundles and bags, she notices that Omakayas is watching her closely. As the two walk into town together, Nokomis asks whether the bundles "speak" to Omakayas. She says they don't, but then asks whether they speak to Nokomis, who says that they do...

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