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    Power and Prestige: Headdresses of the American Plains

    Power and Prestige: Headdresses of the American Plains

    • Recurring daily
    • Times: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
    • 1700 N.E. 63rd St.
    • Oklahoma City, OK
    • Price: Adults: $12.50; Children: $5.75
    • Phone: (405) 478-2250

    War bonnets, otherwise known as headdresses, are an iconic image of the American West, yet the truth behind these emblematic items is more complex than the name would indicate. Going back centuries, feather headdresses played a formalized role in both war and ritual with large and subtle variants in style, use, and design.  This exhibit explores the history and development of the Native American bonnet with a particular emphasis on the “flared” style – the most recognizable and commonly worn North American Great Plains bonnet.  On display are headdresses, ledger art, and photographs from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s permanent collection, as well as headdresses from the Gilcrease Museum, and the Oklahoma History Center. This exhibition is organized by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

    Power and Prestige: Headdresses of the American Plains
    • August 26, 2016 to May 15, 2017
    • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
    • Adults: $12.50; Children: $5.75
    • Recurring daily