Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis -   Plate 111 Two Whistles - Apsaroke border=
Title:
Plate 111 Two Whistles - Apsaroke
Date:
1908
Size:
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Born 1856 – He is a Mountain Crow of the Not Mixed clan and Lumpwood organization. This warrior never achieved a recognized coup – or prestige for acts of bravery in the face of the enemy, which was recorded in various ways and retold as stories. All coup was the result of a physical interaction with the enemy.

At the age of 18 he led a party consisting of two others, which captured a hundred horses from the Sioux. He participated in severe battles against Arapaho and Sioux. His first fast was at the age of thirty-five. The first night he saw the war bonnet of a Sioux; the next day he cut the skin and flesh of his arms in representation of eight hoof-prints; and that night the moon came to him and said, “At the Iyethopish, an area in Montana, are buffalo and horses mixed; you will never be poor.” In the outbreak caused by the medicine-man Wraps Up His Tail, at Crow Agnecy in 1887, Two Whistles was shot in the arm and breast, necessitating the amputation of the arm above the elbow. His medicine of hawk was purchased with a horse from a Sioux.

The hawk on Two Whistles represents his “medicine” and was purchased for a horse from a Sioux.
Born 1856, Two Whistles was a warrior in the Mountain Crow of the Not Mixed clan and Lumpwood organization. He never achieved a recognized coup, which is prestige for acts of bravery in the face of the enemy. All coup was the result of a physical interaction with the enemy.

However, at the age of 18 he led a party consisting of two others, which captured a hundred horses from the Sioux. This is a significant acquisition and established his good reputation. Additional horses were captured after his first fast at the age of thirty-five. In that fast The moon vision came to him and told him, “At the Iyethopish, an area , are buffalo and horses mixed; you will never be poor.”
During an outbreak in 1887 at the Crow agency, Two Whistles was shot in the arm and breast. The arm had to be amputated above the elbow.
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