- War Bonnets are an important part of the Blackfoot, Sioux, Crow, Cherokee, and Plains Cree ceremonies, but are not adopted by every Native American tribe.
- There are three distinct styles:
The Trailer (Sioux)
The Halo (Crow)
The Straight-Up (Blackfoot)
- War Bonnets are only made from Golden Eagle feathers.
- Each feather tells a story. It has to be earned in an act of bravery.
- Some feathers are painted or dyed red to commemorate a special deed or event.
- These head-dresses are often decorated with ermine or fancy beadwork.
- Only men have War Bonnets.
- They are generally worn to honor chiefs or warriors.