The stars fell. Symbolic depiction of a meteor shower in 1833-34 recorded on a Kiowa hide calendar. According to the tribal accounts recorded by ethnographer James Mooney, the Kiowa were awakened in camp by a burst of light; “running out from the tipis, they found the night as bright as day, with myriads of meteors darting about the sky. The parents awakened the children saying, ‘Get up, get up, there is something awful (zédalbe) going on!”” (Mooney 1898:261).
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