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Silver Horn Calendar Record

Detail Page: 1846-1847


1846 Measles Summer
The spotted figure is identified as suffering from measles (a-got-hodal) rather than smallpox. This outbreak seems to have affected only some bands and not become a general epidemic.

1846-47 Shot mustache winter
The mustached figure is identified as Sitting Bear (Setangya) whose name is often rendered loosely in written records as Satank, he was shot by a Pawnee. While most Kiowa men carefully plucked out any facial hair, Sitting Bear did not.

1847 Red Sleeve killed summer
A Comanche man named Red Sleeve was killed this year. This picture may represent the name of the person killed, rather than serving as a portrait of the individual. Although the figure's hair is dressed like a man's with a cloth wrapped braid, the garment has the wide short sleeves of a woman's dress.

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