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  • n. Alternative spelling of war bonnet.


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  • "This particular plant was called a warbonnet, and looked a bit like an Indian chief's war headdress. - Stuff

  • A press picture circulated by Lee Newspapers depicts a tribal leader donning a full plains style warbonnet raising his hand to ask President Obama a question.

    Melinda Gopher: The Historic Obama Tribal Summit: Uphold the Spirit of America's Founding

  • Remember, the original Thanksgiving celebrations were held after the Pilgrims had successfully massacred a whole village of Native Americans--the wild turkey looking a lot like a Native American chief in full warbonnet dress.

    Young Again

  • Better than most twice his age in the Tammany Wigwam, young Arnold Rothstein knew the ways of the noble redskin — that Indian in a warbonnet who looked to the West on every new-struck $5 golden coin.

    May 2005: Nick Tosches on Arnold Rothstein

  • Barry Goldwater, a Jewish man who used to dress up in a Native American chief's outfit, you know, warbonnet, buckskins with lots of fringe, moccasins, and with a group of his rich Phoenix fool buddies he would do wardances and chants and beat on big drums and shit like that, this wicked little-man department store owner who got so rich he decided he'd nest egg his life by becoming a politician.

    More on War

  • His rack reminded me of a Native Indian’s headdress, a full eagle-feather warbonnet!

    Field & Stream's Best Hunting Story Contest: Final Week (Week Four)

  • In March 1905 he rode in an open car in Roosevelt’s inaugural parade in buckskins and warbonnet, accompanied by Geronimo, two Sioux chiefs, and a Blackfeet chief.



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