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.
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war bonnet

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

or war′ bon`net,


n.
an American Indian headdress consisting of a headband with a tail of feathers.
[1800–10]
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Translations
sotapäähine
References in classic literature ?
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.
Like Wikipedia's "non-Native person wearing a Native American war bonnet," Armstrong--non-white, non-Jewish, non-European, and descended from a race and a place in which none of the elements in the picture and the performance existed--was a cultural criminal by today's warped standards.
I'm looking for a plastic canvas pattern for an Indian chief war bonnet. I've been asked to make one for some friends who have one, but it's getting worn.
That said, he confirms that Cher won't be wearing a war bonnet for her forthcoming tour, even though he has faithfully remade a lot of the other costumes.
This stitching is analogous to and serves the same purpose as the bridle string on a war bonnet.
There's acres of chrome, that beautifully sculpted, valenced fender, the 'war bonnet' and spoked wheels.
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 skirted front fenders cover the whitewall tyres with the ' Chief' logo or the ' war bonnet', which is backlit, sitting proudly on top.
It features iconic styling like valanced fenders, rich genuine leather saddle, classic tank-mounted instrumentation, tear-drop fuel tank design, and sculpted and lighted front fender war bonnet. The 2014 Indian Chief Classic comes standard with a host of premium features including endless chrome, keyless ignition, ABS, cruise control, throttle-by-wire, true dual exhaust, high quality chrome laced spoke wheels, brake caliper covers, cast aluminum frame with integrated air intake, and much more.
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.