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This Otoe family specializes in making Oklahoma style pow wow regalia, but they also carry a wide variety of traditional American Indian clothing and dance apparel--check out the Photo Album to see their full breadth.
Native American Dance Outfits|
Jingle dresses, fancy shawls, and other powwow wear handmade by a Tohono O'odham artist. Her Native American children's clothes are just adorable.
Cheryl's Porcupine Roaches|
Native American roaches (men's dance headdresses) handmade by a Poarch Creek lady.
A roach is made of colored deer fur and porcupine guard hair, not the sharp quills.
Neswabmi Porcupine Roach Headdresses|
Another good source for quality handmade roaches, by a Potawatomi artist.
Native American dance shawls by Lakota Sioux artist Gerald Wright. Beautiful hand fringing.
Native American Breastplates|
If you're looking for a Plains Indian breastplate, these Blackfeet artists make really beautiful ones. The rods are traditionally made of bone hairpipe or buffalo horn. American Indian breastplates were originally worn by Plains warriors as armor, but today Indian men only wear them ceremonially, as regalia.
NKJ Native Originals|
This Mohawk designer makes traditional Native American ribbon shirts and dresses, buckskin shirts, and full-length deerskin dresses.
Silversmith Indian Regalia|
Ribbon shirts and dresses, dance regalia, and Native American wedding dresses by a Cayuga seamstress.
Seminole Indian Clothing|
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is selling beautiful Seminole patchwork skirts, jackets, capes, and shirts, including children's clothing.
Traditional finger-woven sashes and fringed buckskin jackets from a Metis artists' cooperative.
|The most universal element of Native American dress, moccasins were worn throughout North America and into Central America, and remain popular footwear among many Indian tribes today. Visit our Native American Moccasins page to buy some from contemporary Indian artists.|
Native American Mitts|
This moccasin store also sells traditional fur and leather mittens in the Cree and northern Indian style.
Sweetgrass Indian Mittens and Gloves|
This First Nations craft shop sells Native American gloves and mitts in the Ojibway style.
Cowichan Indian Clothes|
Hand-knitted Native American sweaters, scarves, and other winter clothes by Coast Salish crafters.
Handmade Cowichan Indian sweaters, mittens, and other woolen clothes.
This Navajo-owned company screen-prints t-shirts with designs by contemporary American Indian artists. (The one at left is by Navajo artist Baje Whitethorne.) They have a broad selection of prints and you can get a really striking t-shirt this way.
British Columbia Native T-Shirts|
Northwest Indian t-shirt designs by a Nuu-chah-nulth artist. This native-owned store also sells scarves and ties with Indian designs.
This Sioux-owned company, ubiquitous at powwows, is selling their t-shirts with humorous American Indian logos online now.
Anishinabe-owned clothing company specializing in T-shirts. They also carry other Chippewa products such as ribbon shirts, quill baskets, and jewelry.
Tammy Beauvais Designs|
Contemporary Canadian fashion designs with an Iroquois flair. Check out the women's capes and hats.
Dorothy Grant Haida Art|
Designer Native American clothing in dramatic Northwest Indian designs, by a Haida artist. She has a line of leather handbags at more affordable prices, too.
Betty David Shearlings|
This Spokane Indian clothing designer presents fine leather jackets painted with Northwest Coast designs.
|Woven blankets were used as cloaks in the Southwest and dance regalia in the Pacific Northwest; later, colorful wool blankets introduced by Europeans became popular as outerwear in many tribes. Today, blankets are not usually used as articles of clothing, so we have put our pictures and information about Native American blankets on the page with Indian rugs and other weavings. Look for it there!|
|Encyclopedia of American Indian Costume||Beauty, Honor, and Tradition: The Legacy of Plains Indian Shirts||Dress Clothing of the Plains Indians|
|A good book overviewing native clothing styles and regalia in different Indian tribes.||Cultural background and color photographs of traditional Plains Indian clothing.||Another artistic book about Great Plains Native American clothing.|
|How to Make Cherokee Clothing||Sinews of Survival: The Living Legacy of Inuit Clothing|
|Descriptions and sewing patterns for traditional Cherokee Indian dress and accessories.||Here's one about traditional Inuit ("Eskimo") clothes, with illustrations.|
About us: This website belongs to Native Languages of the Americas, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting endangered Native American languages. We are not artists ourselves, so if you are interested in buying some of the clothes featured on this page, please contact the artists directly. Though we have featured only Native American clothing and regalia identified with the name and tribal affiliation of each artist, we haven't called the tribal offices to check up on any of them, and we only know a few of them personally. We also don't guarantee any of their products. This is not an exhaustive list of American Indian clothing--if you would like us to add your native clothing site to this page, please contact us with your URL and tribal affiliation. We advertise any individual native artist or native-owned art business here free of charge. We do not link to clothing or regalia which is not made by tribally recognized American Indian, Inuit, or First Nations artists, so please do not ask us to. And finally, websites do occasionally expire and change hands, so use your common sense and this general rule of thumb: if the creator of each individual artwork is not identified by name and specific tribe, you are probably not looking at authentic American Indian clothes.
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