war bonnet


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war bonnet

n.
A ceremonial headdress used by some Plains Indians consisting of a cap or band and a trailing extension decorated with erect feathers.

war bonnet

n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a headband with trailing feathers, worn by certain North American Indian warriors as a headdress

war′bon`net

or war′ bon`net,


n.
an American Indian headdress consisting of a headband with a tail of feathers.
[1800–10]
Translations
sotapäähine
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The sun glanced from the tips of their metal-shod spears, picked out the gorgeous colors in the feathers of their war bonnets, and reflected the high-lights from the glossy skins of their broad shoulders and high cheek bones.
To top things off, the logo of the store is that of a muscular Indian man with the stereotypical war bonnet emerging from the bowl of the Pipe.
The City of Moscow is requesting statements of qualification from consulting firms to perform conceptual horizontal and vertical road alignment and preliminary design for the completion of A Street between existing terminal points at Farm Road and east of War Bonnet Drive.
Of secondary interest to readers interested in film or cultural history; some unexpected images appear, such as Native American football star Jim Thorpe as a film extra dressed in a plains war bonnet.
Its furnishings were visible through the hatch: a furry bison mat, storage bags, a rawhide case for a war bonnet, a back rest of willow rods and bow-and-arrow paraphernalia.
These include tribal objects such as war bonnet, clothing, and weapons from Sioux, Crow, Blackfeet, and other Plains Indian people.
It's a cracking package and yet another feather in Kia's cap - or perhaps that should read war bonnet.
Medicine Hat was where a Cree Indian medicine man lost his war bonnet in the river during a war with Blackfoot Indians.
To the Lakota Sioux, a war bonnet represents its owner's war achievements, but also embodies sacred powers.
Persian Helen (1970) refused and War Bonnet fell the year Red Rum (1977) won his third National.
Maybe TV producers imagine we're all sat in front of the box saying things like: "Hey Jeannie look, there's a guy in full Highland regalia and an Indian war bonnet.
The resulting credits from this offset will help fund development and construction costs of phase two of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe's wind development initiative, the Owl Feather War Bonnet Wind Farm, to be located near St.