Crystal Native American Head Skull with War Bonnet Statue
This extraordinary Native American Head Skull Statue is one of worthwhile collectable statue exclusives, is unique and hand carved. War Bonnets (also called Warbonnets or Headdresses) are feathered headgear traditionally worn by male leaders of the American Plains Indians Nations who have earned a place of great respect in their tribe. Originally they were sometimes worn into battle, but they are now primarily used for ceremonial occasions. In the Native American and First Nations communities that traditionally have these items of regalia, they are seen as items of great spiritual and political importance, only to be worn by those who have earned the right and honour through formal recognition by their people. Many Native American tribes consider the presentation of an eagle feather to be one of the highest marks of respect. An honored person must have earned their feather through selfless acts of courage and honour, or been gifted them in gratitude for their work or service to their community or Nation.
Traditional deeds that bring honour can include acts of valor in battle (including contemporary military service), but also political and diplomatic gains, or acts that helped their community survive and prosper. The esteem attached to eagle feathers is traditionally so high that in many cases, such as a warrior (e.g. Dog Soldiers of the Cheyenne), only 2 or 3 honour feathers might be awarded in a person’s whole lifetime. Historically, the warrior who was the first to touch an enemy in battle and escape unscathed received an eagle feather. When enough feathers were collected, they might be incorporated into a Headdress or some other form of worn regalia. Historically, headdresses were usually reserved exclusively for the tribe’s chosen political and spiritual leaders. Roman Nose, who was one of the most influential Cheyenne warriors of the Plains Indian Wars of the 1860s, was known for his illustrious War Bonnet that was said to protect him during battle.
Several instances record how while wearing his War Bonnet, he rode back and forth before soldiers of the United States Army and, despite being fired upon, was left unscathed. While women have traditional regalia that can include other types of Headdresses, historically women did not wear the most common style of Plains Warbonnet. However, in recent years a few First Nations Women who have attained a very high level of respect in their communities have been ceremonially gifted with headdresses of the type that were formerly only worn by men. Due to their historical importance and status, traditional Native Americans now consider the wearing of headdresses without the express permission of tribal leaders to be an affront to their culture and traditions. Consequently, in cases where non-Native political leaders have been symbolically allowed to wear the headdress, this has caused controversy. Crystal Native American Head Skull with War Bonnet Statue measures: 2.3 inches / 6 cm x 2.5 inches / 6.5 cm x 4 inches / 10 cm.
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