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Kills Two (Sioux) :: Photographs - Western History
Standing portrait of a Native American (Brulé Sioux) man, identified as Kills Two, a Sioux medicine man. He is decoratively outfitted in leggings, a breech cloth, a hide vest with metallic disks, face paint, head band, and arm and wrist bands. Photo between 1880-1910, no photographer credit
Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Digital Collections
Big Hand, a (Sioux Arikara) medicine man. The medicine men among the Indians were usually those men who thought more deeply than the average men in the tribe. They were seen as wise men. Medicine men or spiritual leaders were in a different class than other men of their tribe. This special status was not dependent on their hunting. Contact with other tribes enabled thinkers to build and expand their belief frameworks, so they were more prevalent in tribes that were accessible to outsiders.
A SIOUX BEADED HIDE TOBACCO BAG. c. 1890... Other | Lot #54118 | Heritage Auctions
AA SIOUX BEADED HIDE TOBACCO BAG, sinew sewn and lane-stitched in classic shades of glass seed beads, each side with a panel of geometric elements, surmounted by three "feathers," a panel of rawhide slats, wrapped with green, purple, orange and red-dyed porcupine quills, suspended below, thick hide fringe along the bottom. [Looks like a pipe bag to me. At 35"? It's a pipe bag]