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Pot-shooting Golden Eagles | Advance Scouts of a Kiowa War Party

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Page 25: Pot-shooting Golden Eagles. A family of golden eagles, two adults and three young birds not yet fledged, have been found nesting in a tree by four Kiowa friends, who are in the process of killing them all to use the feathers in making headdresses, or trimming shields, lances and other war regalia.

Tissue paper sheet: Signature of the Artist on a Tissue Sheet between pages 25 & 26. Note that at this early date the phonetic transcription of his Kiowa name had not yet become set. He was learning to use English characters to express Kiowa phonemes. I

Page 26: Advance Scouts of a Kiowa War Party. The center rider wears a horned headdress of dark (mature) golden eagle tail feathers, perhaps also dyed red.

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Plate No: 17
Page No: 25-26
Media: pencil, colored pencil
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.25 inches
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