Monday, December 21, 2015

Twenty-second Day of Advent

Huron Child, The Huron Carol
Is any child in history without some sort of doll or plaything?  Huron children made dolls from corn husks, which were stuffed and padded with leaves, had limbs made from braided husk, were adorned with corn silk hair or real hair, and were clothed with more corn husks, animal hide or cloth. A traditional doll had no face, because of the legend about a beautiful corn husk person who lost her face through vanity.
"There was little formal training for children, but they learned skills from their games. Girls helped their mothers with their work. Boys were expected to be hardy, brave and self-reliant."  Sainte Marie Among the Hurons

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