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Bear Soldiers wore bear claw necklaces and were feared in battle. One story told by the elders was how the enemy found a Bear Soldier warrior hurt badly in battle, he was wearing a bear claw necklace. They took him back to their camp and nursed him back to health, gave him a home and let him go back to his camp. So revered was the power of the bear that people did not want any trouble from the Bear Spirit.

Bear Soldier Greeting Card, Jim Sitting Eagle

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