Apache Man With War Cap


Mitchell & Baer / Prescott, Arizona Unknown ina0115pb.jpg IN-A-0115 B&W 1500-0115-0002 ina0115pb Stereograph Print 4x6 Historic Photographs 1880s Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives


Apache man wearing a Tonto war cap, as identified in the book, "The People Called Apache" (1974) by Thomas E. Mails. The cap also resembles a medicine man's cap; however, a medicine man's cap was usually made of owl feathers, while this cap appears to be made of fabric and feathers. Caps such as this were believed to evoke strong supernatural powers that would help and protect the warrior in his endeavors.


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