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Halo War Bonnet This was a headset used in the plains area by a member of great respect because of the large amount of eagle feathers. Indicated by the many eagle feathers. Eagle feathers had to be rewarded to members, by members of the tribe in recognition of a great action in battle. This headset type is known as a halo war bonnet because of its halo like back side.

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Descriptions
ribbon 206 leather 2024 wool 622 Beads 2617 feathers 641 yarn 210 thread 225
Names
feather 37 bonnet 30
Dimensions:
L: 22 in, width: 13 in
Remarks:
Dress and Adornment, Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. Eagle (?) feather bonnet with white horsehair streamers. Red, blue yarn, multi colored bead rounds in front. Beaded head band in blue, red, white, green, yellow step design in lazy stitch greasy size 11 seed beads. Some green and red feathers, owl feathers, pheasant tail feathers and blue curtain tassles on decorative strips. Each eagle (?) feather wrapped in red wool at base attached to felt inner hat. Ribbons on outside in red and green with long red, magenta and blue yarn hanging down.
Accession Number:
NA.205.93

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