Pretty-shield, Medicine Woman of the Crows - Chapter Fourteen Summary & Analysis

Frank Bird Linderman
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Chapter Fourteen Summary and Analysis

The other tribes would never let the Crow rest and when they were not bothering the Crow, Crow warriors were bothering them, so fighting was always going on. Men simply fought due to pride. Often due to war all the men in camp would be gone. Once before Pretty-Shield's time, the Lacota almost wiped out the Crow. Pretty-Shield's husband was a member of a warlike secret society, the Foxes and Pretty-Shield supported them.

When Pretty-Shield was eight, her tribe had so much meat that they were almost lazy. She and her mother stayed behind to dig roots. They found themselves alone on the plains and then saw the Lacota coming in the distance, so they had to ride and hide. Her mother then donned a wolf-skin and sang her medicine-song, which ran off the Crow.

The next morning, the...

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