Marie of Romania wearing the steel crown forged out of a cannon captured from the Ottomans during the War of Independence.

Little know fact about her is that she was most moved when Chief Red Tomahawk, made her a sister and chieftain of the Sioux, by giving her his priceless eagle's feather war bonnet. I loved his simple speech too. Some excerpts:

  • ' I sent many of my young men across the ocean to fight the enemy. Your men were friends of my men and they fought in the same battles. I am told that many of your young man are buried far from home. ....A woman does not wear an eagles head dress unless she had performed a great deed of heroism...We feel that we have a comrade of the war trail in you'..

Article from the event.

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