walking bird

walking bird

[′wȯk·iŋ ‚bərd]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any bird of the order Columbiformes, including the pigeons, doves, and sandgrouse.
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"Twenty-two yards," I whispered to Alex, who was already at full draw and following the walking bird step for step.
Rather than "Chief Lone Wolf", as stated in the image caption, the subject of this card may be Seth Walking Bird, or Ve'kesohtameohtsestse, a Cheyenne originally from the Northern Cheyenne reservation at Lame Deer, Montana.
Placed beside an Algonquin petroglyph of a walking bird, a story begins to unfold.