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A LIST OF THE EXPLOITS OR COUPS THAT ENTITLE THE BRAVE TO A DECORATION

THESE exploits are intended to distinguish those warriors who are first class or remarkable in each department. They maybe called Honors and High Honors, but the Plains Indians speak of their exploits as Coup (pronounced coo) and Grand Coup. The Sioux, I am informed, use the French word coup, but call them "Jus-pee-na Coo" and ''Tonka Coo" the "Little Deed" and the "Big Deed."

The decoraton for a Coup of Honor is an eagle feather for the war-bonnet or a wampum medal for the coat, or both.

For the High Honor or Grand Coup the eagle feather has a red tuft of horsehair on the top, and the wampum medal has a red or yellow tassel from its centre.

No one can count both Coup and Grand Coup or repeat their honor in the same department except ..text pokračuje