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  • On the trail in an elk-skin dress she was a handsome girl.

    Centennial

  • McKeag did so, and into the store came a seventeen-year-old girl in elk-skin dress and deerskin moccasins.

    Centennial

  • When she saw them she stopped, smoothed down her elk-skin dress and adjusted the quills about her neck.

    Centennial

  • One lovely day in May, this girl came to the fort and brought Gladwyn a pair of elk-skin moccasins.

    New National Fourth Reader

  • In a spacious tent, brightly lighted with torches of pitch-pine, the conjurer, wrapped in a large elk-skin, and corded with about forty yards of elk-hide lariat -- "bound up like an Egyptian mummy" -- was laid down in the midst of the assembly, in full view of all.

    French Pathfinders in North America

  • They carry a circular shield, about eighteen inches in diameter, which is likewise made of the elk-skin; but in addition to its thickness it is hardened by fire and painted, and is not only arrow-proof, but proof against the knife and the tomahawk also.

    Adventures of the first settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River

  • Their war garments are of two kinds, one is termed clemal, of elk-skin, dressed and worked to the thickness of nearly half an inch, and arrow-proof.

    Adventures of the first settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River

  • When Itsá was gone, Nayé̆nayĕzganĭ arose, took off the elk-skin suit, and addressed the frightened Eagle children:

    The North American Indian

  • Plan by Clark of Fort Clatsop, from the elk-skin cover of his

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • The evening of that day, an Indian woman who had been employed by Major Gladwyn to make him a pair of Indian shoes, out of curious elk-skin, brought them home.

    Camps and Firesides of the Revolution

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