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. The Arapaho. Arapaho Indians; Arapaho art; Symbolism in art; Picture-writing, Indian; Indians of North America; Indians of North America. 88 Bulletin American Museum of Natural History. [Vol. XVIII, on the body of the scabbard represent arrow-points. The squares in the middle are boxes, and the lines between them are the conventional morning-star cross. The small squares on the pendant attached to the point of the scabbard are cattle-tracks. The signification of the ornamentation on another knife- case (Fig. 6, Plate xiii) is as follows. The yellow background is the ground. The dark blade -

. The Arapaho. Arapaho Indians; Arapaho art; Symbolism in art; Picture-writing, Indian; Indians of North America; Indians of North America. 88 Bulletin American Museum of Natural History. [Vol. XVIII, on the body of the scabbard represent arrow-points. The squares in the middle are boxes, and the lines between them are the conventional morning-star cross. The small squares on the pendant attached to the point of the scabbard are cattle-tracks. The signification of the ornamentation on another knife- case (Fig. 6, Plate xiii) is as follows. The yellow background is the ground. The dark blade -  Stock Photo
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. The Arapaho. Arapaho Indians; Arapaho art; Symbolism in art; Picture-writing, Indian; Indians of North America; Indians of North America. 88 Bulletin American Museum of Natural History. [Vol. XVIII, on the body of the scabbard represent arrow-points. The squares in the middle are boxes, and the lines between them are the conventional morning-star cross. The small squares on the pendant attached to the point of the scabbard are cattle-tracks. The signification of the ornamentation on another knife- case (Fig. 6, Plate xiii) is as follows. The yellow background is the ground. The dark blade - shaped line is a mountain, its small projections be- ing rocks. The light- blue squares arelakes. The lines forming the rectangle at the top and the horizontal line within it are rivers. The two triangles are tents. Fig. 2 2 shows two sides of a small bead- ed knife-scabbard. At the top is the cross, na°kaox. In this case Fig. 22 (i!!ij). Beaded Knife-scabbard. Length, 12 cm. it represents a pCrSOn. Adjacent to it are two triangles, which represent mountains. Below, are three green squares. These are the symbol of life or abundance. Red slanting lines pointing toward the squares are thoughts or wishes (kakau9etcana"), which are directed toward the desired objects, represented by the life-symbols. On the other side the colors are different, but the design is identical, except that instead of the red lines there are blue triangles, which represent knife-scabbards such as this specimen itself. Small pouches are worn by the women, hanging from their belts. In these they keep matches, money, or other small articles. These bags are generally partly covered with bead- work, and are often further decorated by the attachment of. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876

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