Not all coup was achieved by touch. A warrior who killed a combatant hand-to-hand, earned the right to display a painted red hand upon his
As important as the four, also the "round" symbolized the earth, the sun, the moon, and the sky. Likewise, the winds circled the earth, the round bodies of animals and plant stems. The tepee was built in a circular pattern, and the contents arranged likewise. As with warrior status, the walls inside and out bore the achievements of the lodge dweller. The historical legacy of a family was often displayed in drawings for all to witness.