from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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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  • n. A ceremonial headdress, decorated with a trail extension of eagle feathers, worn by some American Indians


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  • Lieutenant Mason, who had been very conspicuous in the fight and who had killed two or three Indians himself, single-handed, came galloping up to the ravine and jumping from his horse, secured the fancy war bonnet from the head of the dead chief, together with all his other accoutrements.

    The Life of Hon William F Cody


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