Porcupine Hair Roach Samples

 

The Porcupine Hair Roach is the most common headdress worn among Native Americans. Originally, roaches contained porcupine guard hair, and deer hair. Later, when the tribes utilized horses they made roaches using horsehair to represent the horse they had captured from their enemies. Red dyed deer hair symbolized killing an enemy. On top of the roach there are feathers attachments, and trimmed to symbolize victories. Spinner feathers represent enemies fighting. A second term for them is wrestling feathers because as they spin they will occasionally hit each other to represent the battle.