The Native American women generally wore skirts and leggings. Often they wore shirts or tunics as well. In some tribes, like the Cherokee and the Apache, the women wore longer buckskin dresses. Most Native Americans wore some kind of footwear.
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.
Pawnee women wore deerskin skirts and poncho -like blouses. Pawnee men wore breechcloths and leggings. Here is a website with pictures of Indian leggings. Men did not usually wear shirts, but warriors sometimes wore special buckskin war shirts.
Wampanoag women wore knee-length skirts. Wampanoag men wore breechcloths with leggings. Neither women nor men had to wear shirts in the Wampanoag culture, but they would dress in deerskin mantles during cool weather. The Wampanoags also wore moccasins on their feet.
Early European explorers describe individual Native American tribes and even small bands as each having their own religious practices. Theology may be monotheistic, polytheistic, henotheistic, animistic, shamanistic, pantheistic or any combination thereof, among others.
Native American Girl Names Aiyana: This means “eternal blossom.” Aponi: This means “butterfly.” Catori: This means “spirit.” Dyani: This means “deer.” Elu: This is a Zuni name which means “beautiful.” Enola: This means “magnolia.” Halona: This means “happy fortune.” Istas: This means “snow” for your winter baby.
Anasazi Clothing Female Anasazi wove blankets, robes, kilts, shirts, aprons, belts (etc.). They wove the clothes by animal hair and human hair. They also wove thick robes for winter. Anasazi footwear included sandals, moccasins, and possibly snowshoes for winter.
: a member of an American Indian people originally of Kansas and Nebraska.
The Pawnee tribe were semi-nomadic hunters and farmers and particularly noted for their interest in astronomy. Unlike most of the Native Indians of the Great Plains, they lived in earth lodges and farmed for most of the year.
The Wampanoag are one of many Nations of people all over North America who were here long before any Europeans arrived, and have survived until today. Many people use the word “Indian” to describe us, but we prefer to be called Native People. Our name, Wampanoag, means People of the First Light.
If you’d like to learn to say a Wampanoag word, Wuneekeesuq (pronounced similar to wuh-nee-kee-suck) is a friendly greeting that means “Good day!” You can also see a Wampanoag picture dictionary here. What was the Wampanoag culture like in the past?
The basic apparel for Pilgrim women would have consisted of 1) a smock, which, like a man’s shirt, served as underwear (today, the smock is often referred to as a shift or sometimes a chemise); 2) a petticoat or skirt; 3) a waistcoat (some vendors refer to the waistcoat as a bodice); 4) stockings; 5) latchet shoes, and