Scalping

From Real Life Villains Wiki
Warning sign 2.png
This article's content is marked as Mature
The page Mature contains mature content that may include coarse language, sexual references, and/or graphic violent images which may be disturbing to some. Mature pages are recommended for those who are 18 years of age and older.

If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. Otherwise, you should close this page and view another page.

Indian Warrior with Scalp.jpg
Scalping is the act of removing the scalp, or a portion of the scalp, either from a dead body or another living person. The initial purpose was to provide a trophy of battle or portable proof of a combatant's prowess in war. Eventually, the act became motivated primarily for financial reasons; payment received per scalp acquired.

Scalping is often associated with frontier warfare in North America, and was practiced by Native Americans, colonists, and frontiersmen across centuries of violent conflict during the American Indian Wars. Some Mexican (e.g., Sonora and Chihuahua) and American territories (e.g., Arizona) paid for bounties for enemy Native American scalps. Contrary to popular belief, scalping was far from universal amongst Native Americans.