• In the Crow Indian tribes of North America, a class of designatedfools. Their traditional comic instrument was a tortoiseshell rattle.Much of their humour involved satirizing the White man through suchantics as riding backwards, shooting arrows over their shoulders,etc. They also mimicked the drunken White man and his inept encounterswith nature: when one of the thanigratha forded a stream, hewould carefully roll up one trouser leg and then hop across on theother leg.