Image from page 593 of "Annual report of the Bureau of ethnology to the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution .." (1881)
Authors: Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902
Publisher: Washington, D.C., G.P.O.
Contributing Library: Brigham Young University Hawaii, Joseph F. Smith Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Consortium of Church Libraries and Archives
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horizontally on the sameline. All in a line in front. (Cheyenne III; Dakota IV.) Pass each hand down the outer seam of the pants. (Sac, F.<, anilKickapoo I.) Stripes. Sign for White Man as follows: The extended index (M turned in-ward) is drawn from the left side of the head around in front to theright side, about on aline with the brim of the hat, with the back ofthe hand outward; and then for Fort, viz, on level of the breasts infront of body, both hands with fingers tinned inward, straight, backsjoined, backs of hands outward, horizontal, turn outward the handsuntil the lingers are free, curve them, and bring the wrists together soas to describe a circle with a space left between the ends of the curvedfingers. (Dakota 1.) From his fortified place of abode. Another: Both hands in front of body, lists, backs outward, hands incontact, draw them apart on a. straighl line righl to right, lefl to leftabout- two Wvi, then draw the index, other fingers closed, across the2!) A B
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450 SIGN LANGUAGE AMONG NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. forehead .above the eyebrows. This is the sign preferred by the Sioux.(Dakota I.) Extend the fingers of the right hand; place the thumb on the sameplane close beside them, and then bring the thumb side of the handhorizontally against the middle of the forehead, palm downward andlittle finger to the front. (Dakota II; Utel.) Visor of forage cap. First make the sign for Soldier substantially the same as (Dakota VI)below, then that for White Man, viz.: Draw the opened right hand hori-zontally from left to right across the forehead a little above the eyebrows,the back of the hand to be upward and the fingers pointing toward theleft; or, close all the fingers except the index and draw it across theforehead in the same manner. (Dalvta IV.) For illustrations of othersigns for white man see Figs 315 and 329, infra. Place the radial sides of the clinched hands together before the chest, then draw them horizontally apart. (Dakota> -x yi. Arikar
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