Lakota War Bonnet features a respected Lakota warrior in his full headdress. This garment shows his prowess in battle: each feather marks a single event in which the fighter demonstrated strength, proved his bravery, or counted coup. The headdress itself is made of Spotted Eagle feathers, ermine hides, and trade cloth. Lakota symbolism in the headdress includes the circular pattern of the feathers (meant to evoke the circle of life) and the triangles on the head piece (meant to evoke teepees and their entrances).
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