Warriors earned a feather each time he did something the tribe felt was a brave act. Many times, the first feather earned by a warrior was given to him for being seen as an adult member of the tribe. However, the warrior was not just given the feather. The warrior had to prepare himself to receive such an honor and that often require days of fasting and meditation.

This picture is an Indian Chief wearing his traditional head dress. Head dresses in Red Indian cultures generally represented your status, so for example the Chief in the picture has the largest head dress because he has the highest status.

Magpie (the daughter of Black Kettle, and the wife of George Bent) - Southern Cheyenne - 1880

Studio portrait (sitting) of George Bent’s wife Magpie, a Native American (Cheyenne) woman - Cosand & Mosser -

Gazie (wife of Chihuahua) and her children - Apache - 1886

Wife of Geronimo & Two Children, Native American Apache Indian. It was the death of his fort wife that sent him on a revenge killing spree amongst the Mexicans. He hated them so much that he did not count their kills. She was a very beautiful woman ~j

Man On a Cloud on the right of the picture with Mad Wolf (Cheyenne)

Man On A Cloud (Southern Cheyenne), Mad Bear (Northern Cheyenne) - 1880 {Note: Man On A Cloud was the brother of Alights On A Cloud, Medicine Water, and Iron Shirt}

Howling Wolf, Southern Cheyenne Warrior, incarcerated in the old Spanish Fort, St. Augustine, Florida as a prisoner of war by the United States Government. Photo: ca. 1875. - Part of the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas photography collection.

Howling Wolf, Southern Cheyenne Warrior, incarcerated in the old Spanish Fort, St. Augustine, Florida as a prisoner of war by the United States Government. - Part of the Lawrence T.

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