National Geographic : 1956 Dec
© National Geographic Society + Yellow Paint Says a Warrior Is Ready to Die Red war paint signifies blood; green under the eyes makes "for see better at night." Yellow, the color of death, means a man has lived his life and will fight to the finish. Here Josie Billie powders the face of Chief Charlie Jumper in old-time style. + Wheel of Life Decides Man's Fate; Josie Billie Demonstrates Its Use Seminole lore says a sick man's soul wanders the color paths of this wheel, which represents the earth. Spirits of the dead lure the soul on; the medicine man calls it back. Should it reach the east, the man dies and his soul goes west by way of the red spoke.