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Coup Stick - A long stick, bent on one end and decorated with otter fur, used by a warrior to count coup on a live enemy.  The Cheyenne claimed that "an old woman in a cave" told them long ago how to make a medicine coup stick.  When they carried it into war, the enemy could not hit them with bullets or arrows, but the man who carried the coup stick could easily touch his enemy with it.  This stick was handed down from father to son.
 
 

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