John Muir


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that they abandoned the village and built a new one a mile or two farther up the river. We visited the abandoned village. The houses seemed in perfect order, also the graveyard. Found the boy, seemed to be 4 or 5 years old. He was wrapped in deerskins, then in heavy walrus skin, then with bits of boards and a few sticks, round, stuck on sides and at head and feet, while his cup and food-dish and spoon, with a few trinkets that belonged to him, besides a large deerskin were set at his feet. There [are] (is) about 20 graves here, some very ancient. Instead of laying the body on the ground, as in the case of the child just noticed, a kind of rough box is made

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Original journal dimensions: 11.5 x 21 cm.

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