But, Simwa, am I never to come to you as other women to the wickiups of their husbands?
Ahead, the leeward sides of the wickiups were rows of snowdrifts, all the same size.
Still, more and more people were running back and forth among the wickiups.
The wickiups were silent under their glistening blue-white hummocks.
In his joy it seemed to him that the wickiups were bathed in a golden light.
A series of ledges brought him up to a small plateau where scrub wood could be used to build the wickiups.
The snow, blown off the roofs of the wickiups, piled up in long drifts on their western sides.
He saw the gardens and long houses of Saukenuk, cool and pleasant in the summer, the snow-covered, warm winter wickiups in Ioway.
Would any but a jilted woman sit and mope while our wickiups go up in smoke?
Two hundred miles long by a hundred miles wide, the only human dwellings in the entire vast range were wickiups.