Wordless Wednesday: Scalped

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The reenactor is holding the scalp of a white man that is mounted on a ring and painted red to indicate the former owner had been an officer and finished with a black dot to indicate he had been shot. As gruesome as it was telling. Souvenirs take many forms.  (By the way, the sash around this man's waist indicates that he is an officer. Had he been wounded in battle, his men would have unfurled the sash to use it as a stretcher.  Officers were worth saving.)

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  1. Interesting history, Sandy




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  2. One can learn a lot from re-enactments. Hope you enjoyed the show. That was an actual scalp?

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  3. Wow, war is a pretty gruesome experience in any era...

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  4. Interesting. . .

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  5. Very interesting, even if a bit "hairy".;))
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  6. A man's scalp? How gruesome...!
    Interesting history lesson.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. so great to see people wearing the old times clothing

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  8. Fascinating history.

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  9. ok, that is a bit rough while I am eating brekkie...lol

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  10. I learned something today.

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  11. Eeewww. It is difficult to think of in this day and age, at least in my sheltered existence. We have so much to be thankful for, Peace being one of the greatest blessings.

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  12. interesting historical info...and we are still having wars and killing.

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  13. How very interesting. I have never seen a scalp displayed like this. I guess rank has always had its privileges.

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  14. War is gruesome. Interesting how man finds ways to ritualize it.

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  15. This is fascinating. Details the average person would never know.

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