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Cheyenne man Little Eagle. Photo: ca. 1893. National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

GROUP OF PLAINS BEADED HIDE CASES comprising a Cheyenne fringed strike-a-light, beaded in typical colors against the white glass beadwork ground, decorated with shells, brass beads and other eccentricities, together with a Cheyenne whetstone case, composed of commercial leather, with a cut hide fringed panel trimmed with tin cone pendants, and a Cheyenne or Ute case, perhaps a small tail bag, with beaded flap and tabs at the top.

Cheyenne medicine man, Bah-Ta-Che in partial native dress and Military Coat. Sadly no date for photograph. - National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Navajo-BillyYellow-MedicineMan. At age 91 he could jump on his horse and ride off across the dunes. He was still performing the Blessing Way ceremony and drinking pints of whiskey until one night at age 93 he was in an accident while driving his pickup truck. I'd like to pay my respects to a wonderful man and a great storyteller.// Suzi McGregor

As a youth of fifteen, Medicine Crow went on his first war party. In the next nineteen years, he led a vigorous and often dangerous life of a Plains Indian warrior. For twelve of those years he was a war chief noted for his agility in hand-to-hand combat, courage, and dependability in bringing his men back home not only safely but victorious. Crow Indian