Winter Count

A winter count is an illustrated history in which each year is represented by a drawing of an important or unusual event.

This winter count begins in 1798 and ends in 1902. Horses appear frequently in the story, which starts at the upper left corner and moves clockwise to the center. In the events recorded on Long Soldier’s Winter Count, horses often played an important role.

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