Classic story of a family that moves west. Girl asks parents if dogs go to heaven-father answers” yes, G-d wouldn’t leave a good dog out in the cold”. A full chapter on xmas and girls hope of Santa Claus bringing her presents. Very warm and fuzzy description of the holiday. Father sings song about angels and saints (p170). Brief unimportant mention of women’s undergarments. Description of “naked” Indians. Some scary moments when cabin is surrounded by wolves and when fear Indians will “massacre” (never defined but implication is clear).