Each feather In a Sioux Chief’s long bonnet recognizes a valuable deed & service rendered to the Tribe. Among the plains Indians, a Brave was allowed to wear a bonnet as recognition of his battle accomplishments, frontline valor and hand to hand combat. A war bonnet was believed to protect the fighter. Each feather was awarded for an important act in battle.
Florence Mills in 1923. She was born in 1895, to ex-slaves in a Washington, D.C. slum. By the age of four, she was performing on stage. By the 1920s, she was the toast of Broadway and London and the first black woman featured in Vogue. Her trademark song, ‘I'm a Little Blackbird Looking for a Bluebird’ was a protest against racial inequality. Mills died in 1927, aged only 31.
Peggy "Lady Bo" Jones, one of the first female lead guitarists in rock & roll. She is known for her work in Bo Diddley's band, for which she earned the affectionate and appropriate nickname Lady Bo. Her musical resume also includes stints as a Doo Wop singer and a bandleader.