War Bonnets

War Bonnets.

  • 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.

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