The Way to Rainy Mountain Setting & Symbolism

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Rainy Mountain

The Kiowa moved from the north to the south and made a new home on the Plains in the shadow of Rainy Mountain.

Peyote

Peyote is a type of cactus. Many Native American tribes use the peyote in religious ceremonies to induce a dreamlike state.

Tai-me

Tai-me takes two forms in the book. It is both a character and an object. As an object Tai-me is a small idol under two feet tall. The image looks like a human and is dressed in a robe, a headdress, pendants, and painted with symbols of the sun and moon. The idol is made of green stone. When not being used for a ceremony the idol is kept in a small box and suspended from a stick inside the medicine lodge.

Horses

Horses were introduced to the Kiowa by the Comanche. Horses created a whole new way of life...

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