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1 The Lone Dog Winter Count Winter Counts (a closer look) - PowerPoint Click  You will be shown textual representations of winter count images.  Draw an image of the event described.  Compare/contrast your drawing with the original keeper of the winter count. Good Luck!

2 Winter Counts (a closer look) - PowerPoint Winter Count: American Horse (Year: 1830–1831) They saw wagons for the first time. ? Click  Notes: Red Lake, a white trader, brought goods in the wagons (Corbusier 1886:138).

3 Winter Counts (a closer look) - PowerPoint Winter Count: American Horse (1828 – 1829) They had much antelope meat; hunted by driving the animals into a corral. ? Click  Notes: They provided themselves with a large supply of antelope meat by driving antelope into a corral, in which they were easily killed (Corbusier 1886:138). Cloud Shield marks the same event, but White Cow Killer calls this year "Many-Rees killed winter" (Corbusier 1886:138).

4 Winter Counts (a closer look) - PowerPoint Winter Count: American Horse (1825 – 1826) Dakotas living south of Whetstone Agency killed when the Missouri River flooded. ? Click  Notes: Some of the Dakotas were living on the bottomlands of the Missouri River, below the Whetstone, when the river, which was filled with broken ice, unexpectedly rose and flooded their village. Many were drowned or else killed by the floating ice. Many of those that escaped climbed on cakes of ice or into trees (Corbusier 1886:137)… Visit for additional information.

5 Winter Counts (a closer look) - PowerPoint Winter Count: Swan (1833 – 1834) Dakotas witnessed magnificent meteoric showers; much terrified. ? Click  Notes:...All the winter counts [Flame, Lone Dog, Major Bush, Mato Sapa, Swan, American Horse, Cloud Shield, Good, White Cow Killer] refer to this meteoric display (Mallery 1886:116). The Swan and Major Bush counts are the only to note that this fantastic occurrence frightened people. … Visit for additional information.

6 Winter Counts (a closer look) - PowerPoint Winter Count: Swan (1833 – 1834) Dakotas witnessed magnificent meteoric showers; much terrified. ? Click  Notes:...All the winter counts [Flame, Lone Dog, Major Bush, Mato Sapa, Swan, American Horse, Cloud Shield, Good, White Cow Killer] refer to this meteoric display (Mallery 1886:116). The Swan and Major Bush counts are the only to note that this fantastic occurrence frightened people. … Visit for additional notes. Swan Additional ( ) Winter Count Keeper images of the meteor shower American Horse Rosebud Lone Dog

7 Winter Counts (a closer look) - PowerPoint Winter Count: Long Soldier (1825 – 1826) Year that ice broke causing flood and nearly half of camp drowned. ? Click  Notes: Many other calendars mark this same event; see American Horse, Rosebud, Cloud Shield, Good, Flame, Lone Dog, Major Bush, No Ears, Swan, and White Cow Killer who calls it "Great-flood- and-many-Indians-drowned winter" (Corbusier 1886:137-38).Visit to view additional winter counts.

8 Winter Counts (a closer look) - PowerPoint Winter Count: American Horse ( ) The Good-White-Man returned and gave guns to the Dakotas. ? Click  Notes: The circle of marks represents the people sitting around him, the flint lock musket the guns. White Cow Killer says, "The-Good-White-Man-came winter" (Corbusier 1886:134). See Rosebud ( or ), Cloud Shield ( ), Flame ( ), Good ( ), No Ears ( ) and White Cow Killer ( ).

9 Winter Counts (a closer look) - PowerPoint Winter Count: Cloud Shield (1778 – 1779) Many of their horses were killed. ? Click  Many of their horses were killed, but by whom is not known (Corbusier 1886:131). American Horse recorded this event for the year Visit to view additional winter counts.

10 Winter Counts (a closer look) - PowerPoint Winter Count: Cloud Shield (1807 – 1808) Many people camped together and had many flags flying. ? Click Notes: This may mark the time when the Lewis and Clark Expedition came through Lakota Territory; see American Horse Visit to view additional winter counts.

11 Winter Counts (a closer look) - PowerPoint Winter Count: Long Soldier (1837 – 1838) Small pox year. ? Click Notes: See Rosebud for this year. Visit to view additional winter counts.

12 Winter Counts (a closer look) - PowerPoint Winter Count: Lone Dog (1845 – 1846) Plenty of buffalo meat, which is represented as hung upon poles and trees to dry. ? Click Notes: This device has become the conventional sign for plenty and frequently appears in the several charts (Mallery 1893:282). There are actually two devices that Lakotas used to indicate successful hunts and plenty of meat; one is this image of strips of meat on a drying rack, and the other… Visit for additional information.

13 The Lone Dog Winter Count Winter Counts (a closer look) - PowerPoint Click Content provided by: Smithsonian: Natural Museum of Natural History Lakota Winter Counts -An Online Exhibit- Lesson and PowerPoint provided by: South Dakota Office of Indian Education & South Dakota Public Broadcasting


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