Friday, March 04, 2011

Counting Coo…

It’s an Indian legend… I think.

Or maybe Hollywood made it up. They talk about it in Legends of the Fall about an Indian friend they considered a great warrior.

Anyway Roy told me, it’s when a brave sneaks upon his enemy in total silence to prove he can catch him at anytime. It’s a great thing to catch coo. And spooks the Hell out of your enemies!

Imagine being an Indian brave and holdin’ a knife to the throat of your enemy only to smile and walk away.

Furthermore, imagine wakin’ up to a knife to your throat by your enemy!! That would freak my shit out!!

I suppose I could Google it.

But where’s the fun in that… and if I’m wrong. My story I’m about to tell you just will not have the same impact.

 

Stay tuned!

1 comment:

Billie said...

It is spelled 'counting coup' I believe and supposedly has to do with touching an enemy and getting away alive. I don't believe you have to actually sneak up on them as I have heard about it in references to fighting on horseback or on foot.

Interestingly enough, I have never heard this mentioned in historical books on Indians and I have read several. I have also heard about it in movies or fictional books.