Three warriors of the Sioux nation crest a hill on prairie land they consider theirs. It belongs to them and they are sovereign. Woe to those who dare trespass.
The lead warrior has vanquished a soldier of the US Army and claimed his prize: the horse and McClellan saddle. The horizontal stripes - called coup marks - painted on their leggings represent achievements in battle such as striking an enemy, the stealing of horses, or just about any bravery shown in conflict.