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Q: In the "olden days" when I used to read about Native
Germany they used to mention that Indian women
were wearing the dress, and I do not remember what
they called the dress. Not buckskin dress, etc,
What is the term for this dress????
P.S. I went to the Seattle POW WOW yesterday; it was
A: Usually it is buckskin dresses that foreigners
write about, but there are other
traditional kinds of dresses, of course. If you've
been to a powwow you might have seen some of them:
Cherokee tear dresses, ribbon dresses, blanket
dresses, applique skirts, and Seminole patchwork dresses
are some examples. If you can describe what the dresses looked like,
or tell me what tribe the books were written about (and what time period),
I might be able to make a more educated guess.
Were they cloth dresses, I assume (since not
Q: Ok, I mean the term like a sweat
suit, a pants suit.
A: I don't know of any Native American tribes
that have traditional women's clothes anything like a
sweat suit or pants suit. But in some of the northern
Athabaskan tribes of Alaska and Canada, women wear
fur pants and a tunic. Here is a picture of an
Athabaskan woman wearing
this kind of suit. Could this be what you're thinking of?
Hope it helps, have a good day!
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