I originally found the reference for this on Google and thought it was a stunning image to draw. After drawing it I did some research and discovered the original photo was taken by Peter Adams at a Stanford University Pow Wow competition in 2012.
While headdresses are unique to the wearer, each are symbolic of different spiritual virtues. Native Americans believed that a person acquired the powers of an animal or bird by taking part of it to wear or carry.
This particular Native American dancer is wearing a mountain lion headdress.

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