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Ron Good Eagle, 1990

Ron Good Eagle, 1990

 

Hoop On The Forehead - Apsaroke 1908

Born 1852 or 1853, Mountain Crow, son of Bull Chief; Whistle Water Clan, and Fox organization, which he and his brother left because Wolf Lies Down, who attempted to take the brother's wife in the annual contest between Foxes and Lumpwoods, joined the former society. First fasted at eighteen, when he offered a finger to the sun and in turn received a vision which later brought him a pistol in battle. Thrice more he fasted, each time self-inflicting some bodily torture, and each time experiencing a vision. At about twenty he went on the war-path, but there was no fighting, a failure attributed to the fact that the leader lacked the favor of the spirits. In all he took part in forty-three war expeditions, winning one dakshe and capturing a gun; but he was never a war leader. He scouted with Crook on the Rosebud, with Miles against the Bannock, with Howard in the pursuit of the Nez Perce, and with Gibbon against the Sioux; started to join Mile's command in a campaign against the Sioux, but met the enemy, counted his dakshe, and returned. Married at about thirty; took seven wives in all, and gave away five.

 The North American Indian
Portfolio 4 - plate #118