Indian language families * Indian culture facts * American Indian ancestry

Native American Legends: Curtain-Boy

Name: Curtain-Boy
Also known as: Thrown-Behind-The-Curtain, Thrown-Behind-The-Tipi-Lining, Curtain Boy
Tribal affiliation: Crow
Native names: Bita'ricia-aritsia-ci'tu, Bitaalasshiaalitchiasshiituua
Pronunciation: bee-tah-lah-shee-ah-ah-leet-see-ah-shee-too-uh
Type: Indian twin heroes
Related figures in other tribes: Drinks Brain Soup (Arikara), Village Boy (Caddo), Lodge Boy (Hidatsa)

Curtain-Boy is one of a pair of mythological twin heroes from Crow folklore known as the Sacred Twins. Curtain-Boy was raised by his father while his brother, Spring-Boy, grew up in the wilderness.

Curtain-Boy Stories

*Lodge-Boy and Thrown-Away:
    Crow legend about the two mythical brothers Thrown-Behind-The-Curtain and Thrown-In-Spring.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

From the Heart of the Crow Country:
    Crow legends, traditional stories, and oral history narrated by a tribal elder.
Myths and Traditions of the Crow Indians:
    Classic collection of Crow legends and folklore.

Sponsored Links

Additional Resources

 Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief
 Crow folklore
 Crow language
 Crow pronunciation guide
 Montana Indian reservations
 The Native American Plains
 Learn Siouan online



Back to the Native American heroes
Back to Native American myth
Back to Native names



American Indians books * Sage smudge * Innu * Kiowa Colorado * Free tribal tattoo designs

Would you like to help support our organization's work with endangered American Indian languages?

Native Languages of the Americas website 1998-2015 * Contacts and FAQ page