“The Sioux had parfleche soles to all their moccasins,” said John, wisely.
The painted tongue and then the others are placed on the parfleche.
The parfleche of tongues and other paraphernalia are brought out by the attending women and put down beside the couple.
La Luna sat near her brother, sewing “parfleche” soles upon a pair of moccasins.
Each night you must take it down, roll it up, and put it in a parfleche, so that it will not be torn or soiled.
Then everybody began to sing hard, and four young men pounded with sticks on a parfleche, in time to the music.
They carry the parfleche with the tongues in it on a robe, each man holding a corner.
The two medicinemen take the lead, the two women follow, then come the four men with the parfleche.
They built three great tepees, in one of which were stored rows upon rows of parfleche bags of dried meat.
The body was wrapped in blankets and robes and bound around and around with parfleche ropes.