The former was wrapped in an Indian blanket, and carried a papoose on her back.
Noticing the papoose which she carries strapped in a basket at her back.
The papoose has first a child-name, which later gives place to the appellation which it will use through life.
When she came to herself both the bear and the papoose were gone.
He will know, then, how heavy would be the heart of his papoose if the chief were long absent from his teepee.
He likes children, too, 'cause he's always talking about a papoose.
I knew they wouldn't shoot at me as long as I held to that papoose.
Not a single red-skin, male or female, nor even a papoose, was suffered to escape.
There were several Indians in a powwow around the fire, there was a woman with a papoose on her back, and a few partly done.
But there was never such a scalp as that of the papoose yonder.
1630s, from Narragansett papoos "child," or a similar New England Algonquian word; said to mean literally "very young."