Re: Research Query - Horse Scalps?

Governments often paid Indians a bounty for each scalp they took from the heads of their enemies. Sounds like these fellows were trying to pass-off fake human scalps (taken from horses) in order to collect the bounty.

This would accord with the other shenanigans described by the author - the division of a single human scalp into eleven parts, in order to collect the bounty for eleven scalps rather than just one.

Stuart Manson

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