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E w e r s : T h e f i n e s t o f t h e s e a r e a s s o c i a t e d w i t h N o T w o H o r n s , b u t t h e g e n e r a l c o n c e p t i s w i d e r t h a n t h a t . W a l t e r M c C l i n t o c k t o o k a p i c t u r e o f a S u n D a n c e o f t h e B l a c k f e e t , i n w h i c h a c o u p l e o f m e n w e r e r e e n a c t i n g t h e i r c o u p s . T h e y h a d w o o d e n h o r s e s l i k e t h i s b e t w e e n t h e i r l e g s a n d t h e y w e r e p r e t e n d i n g t o r i d e a r o u n d .

A m i o t t e : A n o t h e r e x t e n s i o n o f t h i s h o r s e b u s i n e s s i s t y p i c a l o f S t a n d i n g R o c k , a n d s o m e P i n e R i d g e f a m i l i e s a l s o d o i t . I t o c c u r s d u r i n g o n e o f t h e i r a n n u a l d o i n g s . I f i t ' s a c h i l d t h a t t h e y a r e h o n o r i n g . t h e c h i l d w i l l c a r r y s t i c k s w i t h l i t t l e c u t o u t r a w h i d e h o r s e s o n t h e m i n t h e h o n o r i n g d a n c e . I t m e a n s t h e y a r e g o i n g t o g i v e a w a y t h a t m a n y h o r s e s . T h e y d o n ' t a c t u a l l y h a v e t h e h o r s e s t h e r e . E a c h p e r s o n c a l l e d t o r e c e i v e a h o r s e i s g i v e n o n e o f t h e s t i c k s w i t h t h e r a w h i d e c u t o u t s , w h i c h m e a n s t h a t l a t e r t h a t h o r s e c a n b e c l a i m e d a t t h a t r a n c h .

I n t h e e a r l i e r r e s e r v a t i o n p e r i o d t h e y w o u l d t i e t h e r a w h i d e c u t o u t s o n t h e c o m m u n i t y C h r i s t m a s t r e e . T h e C a t h o l i c s w o u l d g e t t o g e t h e r - t h e y d i d n ' t c e l e b r a t e C h r i s t m a s i n i n d i v i d u a l f a m i l i e s , i t w a s a c o m m u n i t y a f f a i r - a n d t h e y w o u l d s p e n d a l l y e a r c o l l e c t i n g m o n e y . A n d s o m e o f t h e o l d e r f a m i l i e s t h a t h a d h o r s e s a n d w i s h e d t o g i v e a n o t h e r c h i l d i n t h e c o m m u n i t y a h o r s e , w o u l d t i e r a w h i d e h o r s e s o n t h e C h r i s t m a s t r e e . W h e n t h e y c a l l e d t h e c h i l d r e n u p t o r e c e i v e t h e i r p r e s e n t s , t h e y m i g h t c a l l o n e o f t h e m u p a n d g i v e h i m o n e o f t h o s e r a w h i d e h o r s e s a n d h e c o u l d c l a i m t h a t h o r s e t h e n e x t d a y , o r l a t e r . S o t h e h o r s e e f f i g y i s p a r t o f a w i d e c o m p l e x o f i s s u e s .

E w e r s : N o T w o H o r n s l i v e d u n t i l t h e 1 9 4 0 ' s , s o h e w a s d o i n g t h i s o v e r a l o n g p e r i o d o f t i m e . I w o u l d n o t d o u b t t h a t h e h a d s o m e o f t h e s e h o r s e e f f i g i e s f o r s a l e .

Amiotte: There was also a warrior's society called the Owners of White Horses, and it might even be'- once again, speculation- that if there was a good carver who made horses, that when remnants of that warrior s soci- ety performed in public, they may have all carried a stick carved like a horse, and because No Two Horns was the most prominent maker, maybe they commissioned him to make horse sticks.

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