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According to the artist, “This is a Blackfoot Indian of the 1830s. He is wearing a ceremonial stand-up bonnet which is worn by senior tribesmen at warrior society meetings and victory fetes. In later years, it was also worn for the ceremony of the Sun Dance. It denotes a war party leader. The pipe he is holding is a wolf-hide sleeve. This warrior has the status of being a pipe carrier which is an honor.”

Blackfoot Ceremonial Headdress was reproduced as a limited edition print by the Greenwich Workshop in 1995.

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