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Lakota Winter Counts

offers the world's largest database of Lakota "winter counts" -- pictures drawn on cloth or buffalo hide to remember each year's key events (1701 to 1905). Ten Lakota bands' winter counts are shown side by side on a timeline. Compare how the bands depicted a particular year. Search for an image. Watch interviews with Lakota. Learn about the culture of this Sioux tribe of the northern plains that followed buffalo herds for food. A teachers guide is included. (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution)

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Winter counts are histories or calendars in which events are recorded by pictures, with one picture for each year.

Lone dog winter count


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