National Geographic : 1937 Nov
© National Geographic Society Painting by W. Langdon Kihn DRUMS BEAT AND PAINTED BRAVES CHANT WAR SONGS AS THEY DANCE AFTER SMOKING THE "PIPE OF BATTLE" The leader carries a war banner made of eagle feathers sewed on a strip of cloth and fastened to a pole. Ascalp, attached toahoop, adorns the lance of the third man. Among the Chippewa any individual could instigate a raid by sending a messenger with tobacco toask warriors tojoin the party. All who were willing smoked the pipe. Then they reported to the leader, who gave them a feast. Dances were held every night until the eve of departure, when a dog-meat feast closed the festivities. Most Chippewa wars were against their hereditary enemies, the Sioux.