Chief

wayatsagi

Joined February 2008

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Feather warbonnets are better-known to popular culture, but roach headdresses (also called porcupine roaches or artificial roaches) are the most widely used kind of Indian headdress in the United States. Most Native American tribes east of the Rocky Mountains are familiar with some form of roach headdress. These headdresses are made of stiff animal hair, especially porcupine guard hair, moose hair, and deer’s tail hair. This hair was attached to a bone hair ornament or leather base so that it stands straight up from the head like a tuft or crest. Often the hair was dyed bright colors and feathers, shells, or other decorations are attached.

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