The sign for the Eastern star, i.e. the planet Venus as
the Morning star. It is quite common among the tribal peoples in
Africa and the Americas, and drawn both with and without a surrounding
circle. For its historical background and origins, see in Group 27 and in Group 29. This particular
version was found on a photograph of the Apache chief Geronimo, who lived during the
nineteenth century. The sign was on his headgear.
Compare with found on the headgear of the cruel Vlad, Count Dracula, on a fifteenth-century painting. In both cases the star associates to in its role as a war divinity. Note that in the United States a very similar ideogram has been used on fighter jets and tanks.