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Fine Day' ~ Orator, war chief, with bison horn & weasel headdress' ~ (Plains Cree) 1926 Source: [Sask. Lib. Arch.]

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What do the Effigy Mounds Represent? Clues can be found in American Indian legends and mythology and to a lesser extent, scientific research. The stories and legends of the Native Americans whose ancestors built the mounds describe the effigy mounds as ceremonial and sacred sites. Archeologists believe the effigy mounds delineated territories of choice gathering and hunting grounds.

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Rose White Thunder, Daughter of Sioux Chief White Thunder, in Elk Tooth Dress, Carlisle (1883 - 1887) Image from J. N. Choate, photographer, Carlisle, Pa.

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A close up portrait of Fine Day on horseback. Fine Day was Poundmaker's Chief Warrior at the Battle of Cut Knife Hill during the Riel Rebellion of 1885. He is shown wearing an elaborate headpiece mounted with buffalo horns and trimmed with weasel skins. Fine Day died on January 8, 1942 at the age of 94.

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