Winter Counts were the historical calendars of the Sioux. To record time, a historian appointed by the tribe drew one pictograph on a buffalo or deer skin at the end of each winter season. The pictograph represented a significant event that had happened that year.
The Winter Count described in this book is the Big Missouri Winter Count, housed in the Journey Museum right here in Rapid City, South Dakota! it is one of the best preserved of all these Indian calendars. It commemorates 131 years (from 1796 to 1926) in the lives of the Sioux bands who lived along the Missouri River, spanning the century which brought such devastating change.
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- Roberta Carkeek Cheney
- Publication Details:
- Naturegraph Pub; Likely 1st Edition edition (May 1998)
- Book Details:
- Paperback, 64 pages