The Birchbark House - Part 4, Biboon (Winter), Chapters 9 and 10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Biboon (Winter), Chapters 9 and 10 Summary

"The Blue Ferns" As the family settles into the cabin for the winter, their routine is sometimes broken up by visits from Deydey's friends,who continue to speak about moving west to escape the increasing white presence, and from Old Tallow,who wears an eccentric, colorful, very warm coat. There are also visits from Ten Snow,who spends hours at a time doing beadwork with Angeline. One particular project of Ten Snow's garners a lot of admiration - a specially beaded bandolier bag for her husband, Fishtail, decorated in an intricate pattern of spring ferns beaded in blue. "The beads were so perfect and the repeated pattern so compelling that the ferns seemed to move like little waves." Omakayas desperately wants to join the two older girls, but Angeline teases her about being unable to...

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