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Author Topic: Interesting Historic Figure: Comanche Medicine Man in Spanish Armor  (Read 367 times)
RJBowman
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« on: November 20, 2019, 05:44:38 pm »

A facebook post by author Jess Nevins brought this person to my attention:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Jacket

Pohebits-quasho or "Iron Jacket", "Iron Shirt", etc., a Comanche medicine man and chief who wore a partial suit of old Spanish conquistador armor as protection in raids against white settlements. He was active in Texas in the early to mid 19th century; the armor was an antique even then.

A fictionalized version named "Iron Belly" appeared in the 1980 film "The Mountain Men".
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