At the beginning of the Winnebago trickster cycle, trickster fails as a chief
by repeatedly calling a war party (which chiefs never do) each time only to
be found cohabiting with a woman (which war leaders never do). Eventually
leading his warriors, trickster utterly alienates them by smashing his
own canoe and sacred war bundle. Finally left entirely alone, he then uses
straw dummies to trick a buffalo into a quagmire, but as he carves the
meat, his left and right arms fight over it; his right arm, holding the knife,
butchers his left arm, leaving trickster to despair.