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October 1947

LONG HAIR, CHIEF OF THE CROWS

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PHILADELPHIA

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(4):443-447. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520100039005
Abstract

AMONG the races which developed and cultivated long hair in fairly - recent times, those of the Mongoloid type, especially the American Indians, were notable, and among these Indians the Crow tribe had the reputation of possessing the most extensive growth. The men outstripped the women in this respect, and pride in their own hirsuties and admiration of this feature in others were to be readily noted in their ingenuous manners.

As background I quote Catlin,1 who visited the Crows early in the last century and described them as being of fine physique and especially noted for their magnificent growth of hair. He said:

I observed... that most of them were over 6 feet [183 cm.] high, and very many of these have cultivated their natural hair to such an almost incredible length, that it sweeps the ground as they walk; there are frequent instances of this kind amongst them,

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