Heroic Chief Backpack
The silhouette of a Native American Chief from a vintage 1920s pattern is so striking we brought it back on a new blanket. We loved it so much we wanted to take it everywhereso we put it on a backpack, too. The feathered headdress was a ceremonial war bonnet worn only by chiefs and warriors. The war bonnet was common among Plains Indian menSioux, Crow, Blackfeet, Cheyenne and Creebut was seldom worn on the battlefield. Reserved for formal occasions, the golden eagle-feather war bonnet was a spiritual symbol of a man's courage and honor. It was a sign of respect that could be bestowed only by the tribe's elders. The bonnet was also believed to protect the wearer. Later, other Native American tribes adopted the headdress as simply a sign of authority. Today, a brave or good deed may still be rewarded with an eagle feather. Wool/cotton woven in our Northwest mills, with leather trim, straps and drawstring. Adjustable straps. Two inside slip pockets. 20"H x 13"W x 6"D
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