Re: Hair Roach

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Posted by Adele on April 11, 2000 at 04:30:16:

In Reply to: Hair Roach posted by Dana S. on April 10, 2000 at 11:27:54:

: Hey, for anyone who is interested, I discovered what a hair roach is...I think. While
: reading “Captured By The Indians, 15 Firsthand Accounts, 1750 -1780” by Frederick
: Drimmer, I came across a passage in the intoduction that describes a hair roach...sorta. In
: this passage Drimmer writes:

:
: “Various tribes had their own special ways of dressing the hair, and the scalp lock took
: different forms among different groups. Among the Sioux it was usually a small, finely
: plaited hair braid which hung from the back of the head. A Pawnee warrior cut his hair
: close to the head, but left a roach or ridge in the middle, extending from the front to the
: crown of the head. Here the scalp lock was separated and treated with fat and paint, so
: that it formed a stiff curve, like a horn. The brave carefully decorated his scalp lock with
: ornaments that symbolized his boldest acts and triumphs in war. The scalp lock
: personified the man and his manliness.”

:
: Gotta hand it to ya, Silver Wolf, if you’ve got the guts to do this hair roach/ scalp lock
: thing.:)

: Dana S.


Sounds remarkably like what my four year olds hair looks like first thing in the morning!! Scary!!

Adele

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