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Oglala Sioux Tribe Code Talkers Bronze Medal. We forget about the Sioux code talkers!JD

Shop the official US Mint Catalog online. Buy Oglala Sioux Tribe Code Talkers Bronze Medal 3 Inch as a collectible or gift today.

Greg Red Elk - Sioux, Lakota, Dakota, Assiniboin - Platinum Photograph by Gary Auerbach, via Flickr

Greg Red Elk - Sioux, Lakota, Dakota, Assiniboin - Platinum Photograph by Gary Auerbach

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In a Sioux chief’s very long bonnet, each feather often recognized a valuable deed and service rendered to the tribe, much as medals have bedecked military and political leaders throgh out world history. Among the plains indians, a brave was allowed to we

The Tuscarora - Geoffrey R. Harding

New York Artist Geoffrey Harding of the Woodland Indian - Upper Canada Stretchers

Warriors earned a feather each time he did something the tribe felt was a brave act. Many times, the first feather earned by a warrior was given to him for being seen as an adult member of the tribe. However, the warrior was not just given the feather. The warrior had to prepare himself to receive such an honor and that often require days of fasting and meditation.

This picture is an Indian Chief wearing his traditional head dress. Head dresses in Red Indian cultures generally represented your status, so for example the Chief in the picture has the largest head dress because he has the highest status.

Spotted Elk-Bigfoot, wearing horse effigy, 1870s

Chief Spotted Elk-(aka Bigfoot)-Minneconjou Sioux / Wounded Knee 1890 via Sonia Kogu. //Love this picture, there's just something about it pulling me in EL//

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