Our Dads were strong and loving but were gone sometimes. They went for weeks to trade things along the rivers. When they came home our whole village got together.
Sometimes they hunted for Buffalo, and sometimes they shot the deer. They had to go downstream to find buffalo, so they did that in very big canoes. The deer came around by themselves, but they were not as big and their fur was short. Skins were tanned to make our Winter clothing and shoes, but most of the time we were warm enough to go without them! We smoked meat over fires so we could eat it later.