The eagle feather headdress is
a relatively new attribute among American Indians, it became rapidly widespread
in the late 19th century. It would appear, but nothing has been proven, that
the Crow tribes used the first eagle feather headdress. The Sioux, who originally
came from the Great Lakes region, may have used it following their migration
to the plains where they became the buffalo hunters that we know better today.
This style was later adopted by the Blackfoot Indians in the early 1800s, then
by the Pawnee in 1821, and by the Cheyenne about 1830, as evidenced by the
paintings of Catlin. It was not adopted by the Sioux until the mid
This painted feather headdress is decorated
with a glass beaded headband.
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