Posted by MMMMarcia on October 01, 1999 at 16:20:49:
In Reply to: Question for Silver Wolf....The Hair Thing posted by Dana S. on October 01, 1999 at 15:49:23:
: About the hair thing, Silver Wolf. From what I have read (which ain't a whole heck of a lot) native americans shaved their heads save for one section called a scalplock(?)when they were at war. In LOTM I noticed most of the actors who attacked in the valley wore their hair in this manner. There was one who did not, and he stuck out like a sore thumb. As a re-enactor, I think one would have to be quite dedicated to wear their hair like this all the time. So, how do you wear your hair?
: Another hair question. In one of the fort scenes in the film, there is a warrior sitting by a fire smoking a pipe or something. As he blows smoke out, he kind of rubs it on his head. What's THAT all about?
More good questions, Dana! I hadn't noticed the one Indian who "stands out like a sore thumb." Can you be more specific as to where/when he appears? As to the smoke question, I'm sure Silver Wolf can give you info on that. I understood it has to do with cleansing & purification, I think. Silver Wolf, what say you?
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