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  • n. Plural form of parfleche.


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  • "parfleches" and travois, some fourscore Indian wigwams burst into view as the line darts over the crest.

    Under Fire

  • A pile of saddles and parfleches was set by a window, making it easy to climb out.


  • She seized a butcher knife from its special place atop one of her parfleches and honed it briskly against her leather-clad thigh to put an edge on its gleaming blade.


  • Tyler helped Ooaya dismantle the tipi and load her parfleches on the travois.


  • When she was finished, Lame Beaver would lift from the travois various parfleches, those boxlike carrying cases made of heavy partially tanned hide, closer to wood than to leather, and from them Blue Leaf would take the cots, her cooking gear And whatever mementos her husband had acquired in his hunting and fighting.


  • The bison skin was not a prize; it was old and would soon have to be replaced, but the parfleches that Lame Beaver had made were sturdy and much desired.


  • Half an hour afterward he came to the house with his parfleches, and asked me to put him up a couple of weeks 'grubstake.

    Desert Conquest or, Precious Waters

  • Cheyenne house, I assembled all my blankets, parfleches, willow beds and other furnishings and raised my lodge on poles on the edge of the wood just inside the Camp's entrance.

    A Daughter of the Middle Border

  • From the rawhide, the hair having been shaved off, were made parfleches, or trunks, in which to pack small articles.

    Blackfoot Lodge Tales

  • The girl, unless her parents are very poor, has her outfit, a saddle horse and pack horse with saddle and pack saddle, parfleches, etc.

    Blackfoot Lodge Tales


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