Big Medicine-Crow Bullet Defender Shirt
Acrylic, 24" x 36"
“Big Medicine-Crow Bullet Defender Shirt” Always intriguing, these “bullet proof” shirts, with both actual and painted perforations, were symbolic, while also imbued with spiritual medicine. The concept of “my enemy’s enemy is my friend” led to the Crow tribe’s early alliance with the powerful white newcomers. Becoming scouts against enemy tribes, the Crow increased chances for survival, both for themselves and their people."