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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.

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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.

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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.
Names
Catlin, George (1796-1872) (Artist)
Collection

Souvenir of the N. American Indians, as they were in the nineteenth century. ...

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1850
Place: London
Publisher: The Author
Date Issued: 1850
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KW+++ (Catlin, G. Souvenir of the N. American Indians)
Topics
Indians of North America
Sauk Indians
Indian dance -- North America
Notes
Content: A unique collection of pencil drawings signed by the author, representing the manners and customs of the North American Indians; each leaf drawings has accompanying leaf of text in ms.
Content: 1451 (v. 1) 1452 (v. 2) 1453 (v. 3)
Ownership: Lenox
Content: t.-p. map, prefatory note and glossary in ms., signed: Geo. Catlin.
Statement of responsibility: Geo. Catlin.
Physical Description
Pencil works
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 42298331
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14311842
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 69c0ecb0-c647-012f-ccf6-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1796: Creator Born
  • 1850: Issued
  • 1850: Created
  • 1872: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "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." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1850. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-db29-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "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." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 7, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-db29-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. (1850). 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. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-db29-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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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.