The meanings of the other symbols are as follows:
The eight men in the upper row, with hats on, and with muskets beside them, represent the eight white soldiers
Number 1 (end of second row) represents the officer in command, with a sword
Number 2, with a book, the secretary
Number 3, with a hammer, the geologist
Numbers 4, 5 and 6 are attendants, one of these being the interpreter
Numbers 7 and 8 represent the two Indian guides, who are distinguished as Indians by being without hats
Number 11 represents a prairie-hen
Number 12 represents a tortoise, which had been eaten by the party
Numbers 13, 14, 15, mean that there were three separate camp fires.
The White Soldiers Symbol is a Pictogram
The White Soldiers symbol is in a fact a pictogram. A pictogram, also called a pictograph, conveys a story and meaning through pictures that signify and resemble the shapes of physical objects or people. An Ideagram is another form of pictogram which conveys complex ideas, feelings and emotions. A pictogram, such as the one recognised as a White Soldiers symbol, is a therefore a form of writing which uses representational, pictorial drawings to tell a story.