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Plains Indian Headress ~ CHIEF'S CROWN - Many deeds have I done and for each I have earned a feather from the eagle, Great Spirit. I have hunted and counted coup on many enemies and have proved myself to be worthy of this crown. My teepee, my home and the circle of life are represented here along with the blessings of the elk and deer. The ermine of richness hangs from each side and I have done well. I am Chief and I am proud.

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everything4writers: Cultural Heritage Below the Water Line - OIC Moments The cultural iceberg - worthwhile reading, with examples from Western society versus Native Americans. Either as reference, or for consideration when world building and designing a new culture. Many storytellers do a great job of depicting the surface part of culture, but miss all the subtlety of deep culture.

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Peru: Three master knitters dressed in festival costume wear their naturally dyed alpaca chullos perched jauntily on the tops of their heads in a manner North Americans might think too small. The earflaps, some with buttons and beaded cords attached, act as a kind of counterbalance to keep them on.

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Aloe 'Cape Aloe' (heirloom) Native to South Africa this variety is now grown as a houseplant worldwide. It has the most potent medicinal purposes and every household should have one to sooth and heal minor burns.

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