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The three fox-tails hanging from the coup-stick show the subject Medicine Crow, whose biography appears in Volume IV, page 203 -to be the possessor of three first coups, that is, in three encounters he was the first to strike one of the enemy's force. The necklace consists of beads, and the large ornaments at the shoulders are abalone shells.
Crow Indians Clothing and dress Jewelry Men's clothing Native Americans Photogravure Portrait photography Portraits Indians - Kings and rulers
Photogravure, 18.25 x 22.25 inches: The North American Indian: being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol. 4 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library