: an American Indian ceremonial headdress often with a feathered extension down the back
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Recent Examples on the WebAmong my People, the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation), the warbonnet was only given to those who earned each and every eagle feather through bravery, self-sacrifice and great deeds of valor.
Ruth Hopkins, Teen Vogue, 12 Nov. 2019 Disrespecting the warbonnet is a grievous wrong and dishonors the likes of all who earned them with pride, like Sitting Bull and Rain-in-the-Face.
Ruth Hopkins, Teen Vogue, 12 Nov. 2019 This week on the @natgeo Instagram, a swimmer navigates Devil's Eye Spring, meerkats embrace in Botswana, and a mosshead warbonnet peeks its head out of the neck of a bottle.
Steve Winter, National Geographic, 9 Sep. 2016
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