Hello all. The photos below are of a sculpture of a Comanche Scout that will be included in a large scale historical monument about the Loving-Goodnight trail and cattle drive of 1866. I have done my research but still feel that this statue could somehow be improved to be more historically accurate. The scout is representative of a comanche in the West Texas/New Mexico/Colorado area of Comancheria 1866 high summer, looking over a cliff into the distance. Does anyone have a strong feeling about anything that I have done? Does this sculpture need or not need an awl on the wrist or belt, a knife, feathers or a scalp lock? Is this board a place to be asking for expertise? I thank you in advance.
I´m not an expert on Comanche culture and things, but I think it was customary for Comanche men to wear a scalplock at the back of the head. You may take a look here in the Comanche section, "old photos", some men are photographed from the side and you can see the scalplock. Your Comanche Scout looks good, maybe some request with knowledgeable People might still be good though for historical accuracy.In case no one else here comes up with more details, I recommend to contact perhaps Comanche Nation Office or Comanche Nation Museum in Oklahoma.Good Thing you´re trying to be accurate. Best wishes for your Project,might want let us know of the final result. Best from Germany