SSB-05 Wi’ciska Society Warrior



Warrior Societies were an important aspect of the Plains life, which divided a tribe’s fighting men into distinct units which provided their members with a social club, and an organization in which they could progress through ranks of officership to bring great prestige.
Among the Lakota there existed several Warrior societies. The main function of these societies was for the training and development of fighting skills and the warrior ethos. Moral character was also cultivated and taught.

The Wi’ciska, White Marked Society, wore feathered headdresses, trailing to the ground, which flew dramatically behind them when charging . These were also renowned hardened warriors.