National Geographic : 1944 Jul
.ja tioa eugraJpnluc ocieLy fainting aywv. jangaon ±inn Women, Wearing Braves' Regalia, Take Leading Roles in the Shoshoni Scalp Dance Scalps flutter from the poles they carry. In no other tribal ceremony are they the leaders, and at no other time may they wear men's clothing. This dance is believed to bring benefits to the tribe. When it is held, the entire collection of scalps accumulated through the yearsisbrought out, and theIndians dance around the trophies. The large emblem, center, is the insignia of a tribal military society which was carried by a battle hero, or,ifhehad been slain, byhiswidow.