Indian Warrior with Scalp, by Barlow, 1789.
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Print shows a Native warrior holding a scalp in right hand and a tomahawk in left hand.

Credit: Library of Congress

This Revolutionary Era print reflects Europeans" fascination with the Indian practice of taking scalps as war trophies. During the French and Indian War and the Revolution, Europeans paid bounties to Indian allies for enemy scalps, creating another incentive for this practice.

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