Women were sitting on the floor, some with papooses strapped to their backs.
“The papooses of the Indian make the white man happy,” he said simply.
We'll make a lot of those Indians wish that they had stayed at home with their papooses.
It would gladden the eyes of the pale-faces to see their papooses by another sun?
Slovenly-looking things they were with their three or four coloured petticoats and their papooses on their backs.
He hear water-spirits say to Mighty Hand that they have papooses.
The papooses catch birds and feed them,” she continued, “tame birds so they know their name, and come right to wigwam.
Martin had three papooses (as the Indians call the children) by the Strawberry.
"Papoose" was the word the Indians used for "baby," and in the log cabin where Eagle Feather lived were two or three papooses.
Russian babies are usually swaddled tightly, like American papooses.
1630s, from Narragansett papoos "child," or a similar New England Algonquian word; said to mean literally "very young."