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1864 - SIOUX CHIEF LITTLE TURTLE SCALPED ROBERT McGEE - HE SURVIVED!

Robert McGee, scalped as a child by Sioux Chief Little Turtle in 1864.

Although the custom of “scalping” was once practiced in Europe and Asia, it is generally associated with North American native groups.

In scalping, the skin around the crown of the head was cut and removed from the enemy’s skull, usually causing death. In addition to its value as a war trophy, a scalp was often believed to bestow the possessor with the powers of the scalped enemy.

In their early wars with Native Americans, European colonists of North America retaliated against hostile native groups by adopting their practice of scalp taking. Bounties were offered for them by colonial authorities, which in turn led to an escalation of inter-tribal warfare and scalping in North America.
 

1864 - SIOUX CHIEF LITTLE TURTLE SCALPED ROBERT McGEE - HE SURVIVED!






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