Fools Crow

Fools Crow

by

James Welch

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Sun Dance ceremony/summer ceremony Term Analysis

An annual ceremony in honor of Sun Chief. The summer ceremony was given to the Pikuni people by Poia, or Scar Face, Feather Woman and Morning Star’s son, so that humankind would know how to properly honor the Sun Chief.

Sun Dance ceremony/summer ceremony Quotes in Fools Crow

The Fools Crow quotes below are all either spoken by Sun Dance ceremony/summer ceremony or refer to Sun Dance ceremony/summer ceremony. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin edition of Fools Crow published in 1986.
Chapter 4 Quotes

[White Man’s Dog] prayed to Sun Chief, who watched over the Pikunis and all the things of this world. Then he dropped his head and made a vow. He vowed that if he was successful and returned home unharmed, he would sacrifice before the Medicine Pole at the next Sun Dance. Finally, he sang his war song, his voice low and distinct. When he lifted his head he saw that the other men had painted their faces. Yellow Kidney had painted the left half of his face white with a series of small blue dots in a familiar pattern. Seven Persons, thought White Man’s Dog.

Related Symbols: Seven Persons
Page Number: 27
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