At 39" tall this is a very dramatic sculpture a lost wax cast bronze. Of an indian in full headdress in contrasting verde and polished brown patinas. Although we may not know the symbolic meaning. Of indian headdress, many people find them to be beautiful works. Of art. It is believed that the sioux indians created what is thought. Of as the traditional indian headdress. This is the feathered headdress. Often seen. On warriors and chiefs in paintings and pictures.. Only the most brave and powerful. Of the tribe wore headdresses, the custom. Of wearing indian headdress spread through the many tribes. warriors earned a feather each time he did something the tribe felt was a brave act. Many times, the first feather earned by a warrior was given to him for being seen as an adult member. Of the tribe. However, the warrior was not just given the feather. The warrior had to prepare himself to receive such an honor and that. Often require days. Of fasting and meditation.