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    paintings”. Nagy goes on to say how most Cheyenne war shields feature the key elements of the four cardinal directions, a central circle (usually the sun or moon), and a great crest. The Cheyenne shields overall had a very, almost cosmological point of design with the suns, moons, and sometimes stars they features. The four cardinal direction representation on war shields was a very Cheyenne influenced tradition. A very strong example of this cardinal direction design starts with the (Fig. 1) Famous Little Rock shield. This war shield is believed to be the shield of the warrior Little Rock himself and was won as battle loot by General George A. Custer during his battles with the Cheyenne. Joint authors Michael Curator and William Wierzbowski comment about the shields physical makeup; “Composed of a hard core of buffalo rawhide … and a tanned buckskin cover which has stretched over the rawhide core and on which the designs were painted.” This description accurately portrays the basic makeup and design of shields without the personal touch of the warrior on it yet. But, with Little Rocks touch, along with the Cheyenne cosmological traditions, the shield develops “one inward-pointing triangular protrusion at each end and two others equidistant between them.” From this we come to discover that this common 4 cardinal direction design is a denotation to the four sacred directions or as sacred directional markers. This prominent feature is the basis of the rest of the designs…

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