(P.7) The Indians were of tawny complexion, with
black eyes and coarse, straight black hair. They were slim in stature, with prominent cheek bones, low heads and receding foreheads. Phrenologically considered, they had moderate reflective faculties, bat prominent
perceptives, especially locality, which gave them the ability to travel in the woods and retain the point of compass. During the mild seasons of the year they dwelt in cloth tents. In the winter they 11 went into winter quarters," and lived in small
log huts or wigwams. Their huts were built similar to log houses. Their wigwams were constructed of small logs, the lower ends standing on the ground, and the upper ones being placed together, which
made them cone-shaped. They were covered with bark, and their fires were built in the centre of them. Their furniture consisted of camp kettles and knives.
(P.8) They would give an amount of honey for the same bulk of potatoes. They were very fond of whisky, and in their carousals, one or more of their number would remain sober, concealing the guns, knives and axes. They were usually submissive to the sober Indians. On the north-west quarter of section twenty-two there are several places of burial, judging from the appearance of the mounds where they were interred. They commenced burying their dead at the top of the ground, covering the corpse with earth. They then placed other bodies above this one, until the mound was several feet high. Several of these mounds have been opened for phrenological observation. Their traits of character were found similar to those who lived here at the time of the settlement by the whites. They were buried with their heads in a south-easterly direction. The Indians who lived here at the time the mounds were opened, had no knowledge of them. On the exposure of the bones to the atmosphere, they would soon decompose.
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