Horned War Bonnet or Headdress

The American History site: Buffalo headdresses were usually worn by warriors. Buffalo headdresses were made using buffalo’s horns, fur, and tail. This type of headdress was important for ceremonial and spiritual celebrations. Only well-known male warriors wore buffalo headdress. Only a few Native Indians wore this horned headdress because only a few tribes used this and only warriors of particular clans or people who had accomplished brave deeds can wear bison horns.   TAYLOR & FRANCIS PLAINS ANTHROPOLOGIST DECEMBER, 1954 (extract) THE HORNED BONNET Apparently one of the oldest forms of feathered bonnet is the “horned” bonnet. Typically, this consist … Read more