The gleaming US insignia on the front of the helmet

Freiburg im Breisgau; 2007-12-03

Plastic bags and shoeboxes stacked up on shelves; photo

This is the song which accompanied the preparation and the putting on of the insignia of the thunder god. The music is expressive of the tremulous movement of the leaves, of the flying of the birds, of the stir of all nature before the advancing storm, typifying the stirring of the heart of man when summoned to fight the enemies of his people.

Indian Story and Song, by Alice C. Fletcher

Eagle's plumes, stained red, the insignia of his office