Nothing like a hot coffee (or hot toddy) to-go on a cold, winter day… and Pendleton’s travel mugs are always my favorite. Their latest edition, the Heroic Chief, is detailed with a 1920s silhouette of a Native American Chief, wearing the ceremonial war bonnet of the Plains Indian men–Sioux, Crow, Blackfeet, Cheyenne and Cree. Reserved for formal occasions (seldom worn on the battlefield) the golden eagle-feather war bonnet was a spiritual symbol of a man’s courage and honor. A sign of respect, believed to protect the wearer, that could be bestowed by the tribe’s elders, the headdress was later adopted by other Native American tribes as simply a sign of authority. Today, a brave or good deed may still be rewarded with an eagle feather.
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