• An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.

    George Catlin (1841). “The Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North-American Indians, by Geo. Catlin: With Four Hundred Illustrations, Etched and Outlined, from His Original Paintings Now Exhibiting in His Indian Museum, Egyptian Hall, London”, p.46