During the 1860's, James Bama was 1 of 4 young Native American brothers, who were Pow-Wow dancers of the Plains Indians of the central lands. He and his brothers are most famous for their war dances, where these men are depicted as certain "bringers of death". The brothers were known to wear war bonnets made of eagle feathers- the eagle was recognized as the most powerful bird. These dances and headdresses are both items of magical and spiritual importantance for the Plains Indians.
James Bama cover of the Doc Savage series by Bantam Books