Native American Indian Facts

Indian War Paint Facts

Indian warrior wearing war paint
Indian Wearing War Paint


On this page is a list of interesting facts about Native American Indian war paint; a fascinating aspect of Native American Indian culture. This information includes why it was worn, how war paint was made and applied, and what materials were used to make the paint. This information is written for both kids and adults.

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Interesting American Indian War Paint Facts

Reasons Native American Indians Wore War Paint

Below is a list of many of the reasons Native Americans wore war paint. Not all tribes wore it for the same reason and at different times the paint would be worn for different reasons.

Examples of War Paint Symbols and Meanings

Below are some generalizations about some of the symbols and colors used in war paints. These generalizations do not apply to all tribes; symbols and colors often held different meanings based on the particular tribe.