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Alaska Native peoples from the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta to southeastern Alaska made beaded headdresses. Fisher recorded that Alutiiq headdresses were "worn by women at dances and feasts." Women's headdresses had long tails down the back and pendants on the sides. This headdress has a cap of small "seed" beads and a tail of heavier beads that widens at the bottom, an Alaska Peninsula style.