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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
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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.

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