- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

ELTON, La. (AP) - A southwest Louisiana woman says her 3-month-old daughter has such a full head of hair that strangers stop to admire it, and she made the baby a Halloween troll costume.

But Alisha John says she and her husband, Dakota, don’t have long to play with baby Areea (uh-REE-uh) Sue Oiba (OY-buh) John’s hair. That’s because she’s a Coushatta Indian, and the tribe shaves babies’ heads as part of a blessing ceremony when they’re 4-months-old.

She tells the American Press in Lake Charles (https://bit.ly/2fSetPA) that her older children - a 3-year-old girl, and boys aged 4 and 7 - also were born with a lot of hair. But nothing like Areea’s, whose blessing ceremony will be held on Nov. 25.

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