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f a c e p a i n t u s e d b y b e a r d r e a m e r s . I n b a t t l e , t h e i r w e a p o n s w e r e b e a r k n i v e s a n d b e a r s p e a r s ; a s d o c t o r s , t h e y w e r e h e r b a l s p e c i a l i s t s . H o w e v e r , t h e r e w a s F a u s t - l i k e q u a l i t y t o b e a r p o w e r , i t w a s b e l i e v e d t o b r i n g b a d l u c k i n t h e e n d .

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Shirt (Detail), ca. 1860 Plains, Sioux Tanned deerskin; natural and dyed porcupine quills; glass seed beads; human hair; sinew; mineral pigments (blue) From the private collection of John and Marva Warnock WC8803013

Shirt (Back), ca. 1860 Plains, Sioux Tanned deerskin; natural and dyed porcupine quills; glass seed beads; human hair; sinew; mineral pigments (blue) From the private collection of John and Marva Warnock WC8803013

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