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Source:   Souvenir of the N. American Indians, as they were in the nineteenth century. ... / Geo. Catlin.


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Medicine dance. Sau-kie. 253. 'Dance to the Medicine Bag of the Brave'. When a party of Saukie warriors has returned from battle, with scalps, they dance on 15 days successively in front of the wig-wam of one of their fellow warriors who has been killed in battle, whose widow hangs out his medicine bag on a green bush erected in front of the door, under which she sits and cries. In their songs they recount his feats of bravery, and throw presents to the widow and children.

Image ID: 466128

Medicine dance. Sau-kie. 253. 'Dance to the Medicine Bag of the Brave'. When a party of Saukie warriors has returned fro... (1850)

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:  Medicine dance. Sau-kie. 253. 'Dance to the Medicine Bag of the Brave'. When a party of Saukie warriors has returned from battle, with scalps, they dance on 15 days successively in front of the wig-wam of one of their fellow warriors who has been killed in battle, whose widow hangs out his medicine bag on a green bush erected in front of the door, under which she sits and cries. In their songs they recount his feats of bravery, and throw presents to the widow and children.

Creator

: Catlin, George, 1796-1872 -- Artist

Published Date

: 1850

Medium

: Pencil works

Specific Material Type

: Drawings

Item/Page/Plate

: Pl. 90

Source

: Souvenir of the N. American Indians, as they were in the nineteenth century. ... / Geo. Catlin.

Source Description

: 3 v. fol.

Location

: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Rare Books Division

Catalog Call Number

: *KW+++ (Catlin, G. Souvenir of the N. American Indians)

Digital ID

: 466128

Record ID

: 244021

Digital Item Published

: 2-3-2004; updated 3-25-2011

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