A forest-dwelling, weasel-like mammal hunted for its fur in many Northern countries.
Cree word for a non-Cree, and more specifically white, person; literally, “he who has a wooden boat.”
Cree word referring to the shaman and spiritual leader of a clan.
The Allied nickname for German troops throughout World War I.
Cree word for a moss hut.
Cree word for the Northern Lights.
Cree word for a cannibal or evil spirit that exists in the bush.
Algonquian word for a deity with power over nature; or any spirit or object that possesses supernatural power.
A sealed glass capsule containing a liquid, especially a measured quantity ready for injecting—used throughout the novel in morphine needles.
Cree word meaning “Come here.”
Cree word for spirit.
A French word for a small café that serves alcoholic drinks.
Flat bread; or any large, round article baked or cooked from grain.
Rotting of the feet caused by prolonged exposure to wet or cold environments. The name of the condition originated from the trench warfare common in World War I, since it was frequently caused by standing water and damp, unsanitary conditions in the trench.
Cree word for a sweat lodge; steaming rocks are placed inside to create a hot, even burning, environment used for spiritual and physical healing.
A barrier formed by soldiers surrounding a building or area.
A ground-dwelling bird, usually reddish-brown in color, with feathered legs; an important kind of game bird.
Cree word for a baby carrier attached to the carrier’s back.
Cree word for a hunter.
a high, soft boot traditionally made from sealskin.
Three Day Road Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Three Day Road is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.