Originally Posted by FOPA
I thought in the first season we saw imagery of flashbacks where Longmire was in a sweat lodge and participating in some native American rituals.
When he asked about the eagle feathers I thought about Richard Harris in a Man Called Horse. While checking on the title, I can't believe there were two more movie sequels.
I watched this weeks episode last night and thought it was really good. Then I watched Perception and couldn't believe how similar they were.
Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips) is Cheyenne and piercings are used as a purification ceremony. Sweat lodges and piercing are practiced even today.
The piercing and hanging in A Man Called Horse
(recommended viewing) was a Sioux initiation rite.
The bobby-trap Henry Standing Bear fell victim to in the last episode was supposedly an Apache technique which is interesting since they did not range much farther north than southern Colorado. The premise I guess is that Mr. Bear knows much about the different tribes, not just Cheyenne.
The waking of Longmire's daughter can be viewed as the result of the purification or just a coincidence. Your choice.