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Story: A girl does not eat porcupines' tails


A girl does not eat porcupines' tails


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Different customs concerning the eating of the Porcupine. (L VII.-6. 6590 rev.-6594 rev.). Certain persons not allowed to eat the tail of the Porcupine (L VIII.-16. 7405-7409, 7408 rev. and 7409 rev.). A part of the Porcupine is used to prevent the evil consequences of eating !kùï. (L VIII.-16. 7450 rev., note). Only old people and married women with their own huts can eat the tail safely.


1) |han≠kass'o heard this story from his mother (|xabbi-an), 2) See also Method of cooking and eating porcupine, 3) This story is found in Book VIII-16


|han≠kass'o (Klein Jantje) (VIII)


10 September 1878


The Rain and Rain's water, Custom and daily life


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