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Native American Clothing

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A comprehensive illustrated guide to Native American clothing and dress with pictures and videos. Native American clothing varied from tribe to tribe and a person would be recognised by the clothing they wore and how their clothes were decorated. Discover facts and information about Native American clothing worn by the men and women of Indian tribes such as the Apache, Cherokee, Chinook, Comanche, Hopi and Sioux.

 

Native American Clothing and Dress

A comprehensive and illustrated guide to the Native American Clothing of men and women from various American Indian tribes and the indigenous people of North America. All of our articles about the clothing and clothes, including ceremonial dress are accompanied by pictures, paintings and many have videos - all bringing the life of Native American Clothing to life and enabling a better understanding of the clothes they wore.

Clothing for different culture groups
The way of life and the clothes and clothing of the Native American men and women was dictated by climate and the animals, fish and birds that were available to them. The natural resources and materials available to the different groups in each area or region provided the clothes and clothing of the different tribes. The weather and the changing seasons also impacted the type of clothing worn. The regional cultural groups are categorised as the Northwest American Indians, the Northeast Woodlands American Indians, the Southwest Indians, the Southeast American Indians, the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Indians and the American Indians of California. The men and women of these groups wore different clothing according to the traditions of their tribes and the climates in which they lived.

Beadwork Totem Beaver Skin

 

Native American Clothing and Traditional Dress
The following articles provide illustrated articles about Native American clothing of the men and women and the traditional or ceremonial dress and regalia of the tribes and cultural regions.
 

Native American Clothing
Feather HeaddressesWar ShirtsMoccasins
Fur ParkasBuckskin ClothingMukluk (Boot)
Roach HeaddressesRibbon Shirts And DressesDeerskin Clothing
Native American BlanketsNative American KiltsBags And Pouches
BattledressCeremonial CostumesHats
SnowshoesHeadbandsBelts
War BonnetElk ClothingSeal Skin Clothing
FringesFansNative American Feathers
Horned HeaddressesMasksFurs
TurbansPonchoRabbit Skin
TunicsSashesWampum Belts
 History of Native American Clothing 

Pictures of Native American Clothing
The Pictures of Native American women and men in this section provide an opportunity to study the differences between the clothing and hair styles of the men and women of different American Indian tribes. There are pictures, paintings, images and photographs of the clothes, clothing and ceremonial dress of Native American Indian women and men from all of the main tribes.

Native American Clothing - Iconic Clothing
The well known garments and items of traditional clothing and ceremonial dress included the breechcloths, buckskin shirts, deerskin dresses, the fringes, animal robes and furs, feather headdresses, roach headdresses, shawls, headbands, breastplates, belts and pouches of the American Indians.

 

 

Pictures of Native American Clothing
The Pictures of Native American women and men in this section provide an opportunity to study the differences between the clothing and hair styles of the different Indian tribes. There are pictures, paintings, images and photographs of Native American Indian women from all of the main tribes.

Native American Clothing - Use of Animal Products
The Native Americans were highly respectful of nature and never wasted any animal products. Hides, leather, fur, feathers, skins, teeth, claws were all put to good use in creating Indian clothing and ornaments. The indigenous American animals used in creating Native American clothing included buffalo, bear, deer, elk, moose, rabbit, fish (skins), weasel, wildcats, otter, ermine and snakeskin.

 


Picture of Sauk and Musquake or Fox Indian Clothing

Picture of Sauk and Musquake or Fox Indian Clothing

 

History of Native American Clothing
The history of Native American clothing made a radical change when the European settlers arrived. As Native American Indian tribes were forced into closer contact with each other they adopted similar styles of clothing. The headdresses of different tribes were the exception to these adaptations. The introduction of the horse led to many tribes changing their habitat and life style to become nomadic hunters of the Great Plains and the history of their clothing changed again. The history and changes to American Indian clothing changed when the Indians adapted and merged some European styles of clothing with their own.

 

Native American Clothing

  • Native American Clothing for kids
  • History of Native American Clothing, clothes and ceremonial dress
  • Images and Pictures of the clothing of Native Indians
  • Interesting Facts and information for kids and schools
  • Traditional Native American Clothing for kids with pictures and Videos

 

Pictures and Videos of Native American Clothing

Discover the vast selection of pictures on the subject of Native American Clothing. The pictures show the clothing, ceremonial dress and decorations of various Native Indian tribes that can be used as a really useful educational resource for kids and children of all ages. We have included pictures and videos to accompany the main topic of this section - Native American Clothing. The videos enable fast access to the images, pics, paintings and pictures of their clothing together with the information and the many facts featured on clothes and dress. Details of all of the articles and pages contained on www.warpaths2peacepipes.com can be accessed via the Native Indian Tribes Index. We hope you enjoy watching the Native American Clothing related videos - just click and play - a great educational resource about Indian clothing for kids.

 

 

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