Porcupine Hair Roach
particular headdress style derived from a roached hair cut, which involved
of the head and leaving
a ridge of hair uncut.
Roaches were fabricated with
deer and porcupine hair so that the hair would stand erect in a crest.
Roaches were once worn by the tribes from forested
the Huron, Shawnee, Illinois,
and by some tribes
of the Plains like the Minnesota and the Dakota. They were always highly
valued because of their light weight
and the way they do not hinder warriors
in battle. They are now adopted by nearly all tribes in North America and
worn a large majority of dancers at powwows.
The North American Porcupine - Fotolia
PO Box 649 Lundar, Manitoba R0C1Y0
Phone: (204) 762-5523
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