Posted by Dana S. on October 06, 1999 at 14:11:17:
In Reply to: Re: Question for Silver Wolf....The Hair Thing posted by MMMMarcia on October 01, 1999 at 16:20:49:
: : 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?
: : Later,
: : Dana
: 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?
I think I was wrong about one actor having no scalplock. I looked closely during the LOTM party. I saw the actor, but not his forehead. He probably did have a scalplock like the rest.
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