myth

Native American

The Snake Myth

Hence the Snake priests, when carrying away the snakes from the plaza after the snake dance, take with them and deposit with the snakes some báhos, so that they should not themselves return to the village.

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Native American

Brave Woman Counts Coup

She did not try to kill her enemies, but counted coup left and right, touching them with her coup-stick. With a woman fighting so bravely among them, what Sioux warrior could think of retreat?

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