Monday, December 28, 2020

Wolf Scouts

 Hi you all,

Among the Plains Indians the wolf was often associated with scouts (scouts were often named "wolves"). Some of them even wore the skins of wolfs while scouting. The Crow chief Plenty Coups tells about Crow scouts:

"Then they came in, looking exactly like wolves. Each had mud ears, and his face, arms and body were painted with mud that dries whitish-gray, exactly the color of a wolf's hair. Thrown over their shoulders and backs were wolf skins, with heads (...)" 

From: Frank B. Linderman: Plenty Coups- Chief of the Crows. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1962. Page 67.

These figures are generic enough to be used as a scout for several Plains tribes

I hope you like them! :) 

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