Shield

Warriors often painted images of their deeds on their shields. The zig-zag lines and half-circles indicate the number of times the owner was a scout on a raiding party. The buffalo figure connects the owner to the power of the buffalo. The six feathers remind us of the story of the six lost boys who became the Bunch Stars.

Siksika
Glenbow Museum
c. 1900
AF 763
© Glenbow Museum


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