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The Making of Early Native American Attire

The making of clothing among the pre-industrial Native American tribes was quite a lengthy process!

Animal hides needed to be scraped to remove the hair, processed and then cured.

Needles were generally manufactured from bone and used with sinew for thread (except in the Southwest, where the Agave plant became both needle and thread). For outfits of special significance, such as ceremonial attire, decorations such as wampum, quills and/or feathers were painstakingly added by hand.

Clothing details varied from tribe to tribe- in fact, members of a tribe could be easily distinguished by their attire! In general, men wore breechcloths and women wore skirts (with or without a tunic or cloak) or a 1-piece dress. Both genders typically wore leggings in colder climates.

Learn More : This comprehensive site features sketches of typical Native American clothing by tribe and a clickable map of the USA showing all the different varieties of moccasins . Great resources!

Trivia: The Native Americans who met and befriended the Pilgrim settlers were members of the Wampanoag tribe of the Northeastern USA. Some descendents of this tribe can still be found in the Massachusetts area.

Native American style costumes and accessories for men, women and children - realistic to fun.

Native American Warrior Child Costume

Native American Warrior Child Costume

$41.00  $20.54

Costumes includes top, pants, sash and headband. [Read more]

Brand: RG Costumes

Adult Wild Spirit Native American Costume

Adult Wild Spirit Native American Costume

$49.99

\r\n\tWear the Adult Spirit Native American Cos... [Read more]

Brand: Spirit Halloween

Adult Native Indian Brave Costume

Adult Native Indian Brave Costume

$59.95  $52.03

Show off your noble stature wearing this Adult ... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

American Indian Boy Costume

American Indian Boy Costume

$51.00  $27.91

Get ready for battle or hunting while wearing t... [Read more]

Brand: Fun World

Indian Chief Adult Costume

Indian Chief Adult Costume

$93.95  $71.91

Lead any costume party dressed in this Indian C... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Indian Maiden Poly Suede Costume

Indian Maiden Poly Suede Costume

$37.95  $26.61

Indian maiden costume poly suede cloth dress, a... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Adult Maiden Fringe Dress With Tie Native American Costume

Adult Maiden Fringe Dress With Tie Native American Costume

$34.99

\r\n\tPut your stamp on Halloween in theAdult M... [Read more]

Brand: Spirit Halloween

Adult Strong Chief Native American Costume

Adult Strong Chief Native American Costume

$34.99

\r\n\tHunt or gather in this Adult Strong Chief... [Read more]

Brand: Spirit Halloween

Kids Fringe Dress with Tie Native American Costume

Kids Fringe Dress with Tie Native American Costume

$32.99

\r\n\tShow your Native American pride in the Ki... [Read more]

Brand: Spirit Halloween

American Indian Girl Costume

American Indian Girl Costume

$36.75  $21.74

Faux suede dress with fringe trim and matching ... [Read more]

Brand: Fun World

2pc Native American Warrior Costume

2pc Native American Warrior Costume

$173.25  $84.88

The costume comes with Fringed Romper with Lace... [Read more]

Brand: Roma Costume

Native American Girl Costume

Native American Girl Costume

$34.00  $20.54

Transform your little girl into a lovely Native... [Read more]

Brand: RG Costumes

Indian Summer Adult Costume

Indian Summer Adult Costume

$47.75  $33.21

This Suede-look dress has colorful ribbon trim ... [Read more]

Brand: Fun World

Indian Brave Adult Costume

Indian Brave Adult Costume

$132.00  $30.26

Go Native Indian this Halloween in this Indian ... [Read more]

Brand: Underwraps

Indian Man Costume

Indian Man Costume

$55.00  $23.76

The Indian Man Costume is a 4 piece set that in... [Read more]

Brand: RG Costumes

Native American Princess Child Costume

Native American Princess Child Costume

$58.92  $29.46

Transform your daughter into a stunning princes... [Read more]

Brand: California Costumes

American Indian Woman Costume

American Indian Woman Costume

$71.90  $29.56

Look and feel like a real tribal princess when ... [Read more]

Brand: Fun World

Cherokee Princess Adult Costume

Cherokee Princess Adult Costume

$173.16  $77.56

Costume includes an off the shoulder dress with... [Read more]

Brand: Roma Costume

Toddler Little Arrow Native American Costume

Toddler Little Arrow Native American Costume

$29.99  $21.98

\r\n\tHe'll be chief in no time when you dress ... [Read more]

Brand: Spirit Halloween

Adult Noble Native American Costume

Adult Noble Native American Costume

$39.99

\r\n\tCelebrate the mystical power of the Nativ... [Read more]

Brand: Spirit Halloween

Adult Brave Native American Costume

Adult Brave Native American Costume

$29.99

\r\n\tShow everyone why they call America the l... [Read more]

Brand: Spirit Halloween

Adult Brave Native American Costume

Adult Brave Native American Costume

$44.99

Embrace America's oldest heritage in the Native... [Read more]

Brand: Spirit Halloween

Adult Tan Native American Costume

Adult Tan Native American Costume

$49.99

\r\n\tIn this Adult Tan Native American Costume... [Read more]

Brand: Spirit Halloween

Indian Maiden Standard Costume

Indian Maiden Standard Costume

$25.95  $19.88

Indian Maiden Adult Costume includes dress, sas... [Read more]

Brand: RG Costumes

Boy's Indian Brave Costume

Boy's Indian Brave Costume

$25.50  $10.51

Dress up as a Native American boy in this Boy's... [Read more]

Brand: RG Costumes

Sacajawea Indian Maiden Adult Costume

Sacajawea Indian Maiden Adult Costume

$113.90  $51.15

Dress up like a Lemhi Shoshone tribe maiden in ... [Read more]

Brand: Charades

Lil' Indian Princess Toddler/Child Costume

Lil' Indian Princess Toddler/Child Costume

$53.79  $37.54

Turn your little girl into a cute Indian prince... [Read more]

Brand: California Costumes

Native Indian Boy Child Costume

Native Indian Boy Child Costume

$37.95  $27.09

The Native Indian Boy Child Costume includes a ... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Deluxe Native American Headdress

Deluxe Native American Headdress

$47.25  $23.21

Celebrate Thanksgiving in style with this Delux... [Read more]

Brand: Forum Novelties

Native American Headdress

Native American Headdress

$209.91  $129.62

Includes an authentic looking headdress with fe... [Read more]

Brand: Roma Costume

Indian Warrior/Princess Black Wig

Indian Warrior/Princess Black Wig

$85.00  $19.78

Indian style high quality black wig with center... [Read more]

Brand: Yet Sun Wigs Mfg

Indian Maiden (Black) Wig

Indian Maiden (Black) Wig

$33.00  $17.32

The soft Indian Maiden (Black) Wig includes one... [Read more]

Brand: California Costumes

Native American Adult Headdress

Native American Adult Headdress

$73.86  $42.14

Includes one feather headpiece. [Read more]

Brand: Starline

Indian-58, Children Indian Shoes

Indian-58, Children Indian Shoes

$39.99  $14.53

Indian Flat with Fringe and Front tie [Read more]

Brand: PleaserUSA

Indian-120, Indian Flat Boot

Indian-120, Indian Flat Boot

$64.99  $41.64

INDIAN-120, Men's Indian Flat Boot [Read more]

Brand: PleaserUSA

Indian Maiden Suede Boots Covers- Adult

Indian Maiden Suede Boots Covers- Adult

$33.90  $19.17

The Indian Maiden Suede Boots Covers- Adults fe... [Read more]

Brand: Charades

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Learn More : This comprehensive site features sketches of typical Native American clothing by tribe and a clickable map of the USA showing all the different varieties of moccasins .

Trivia: The Native Americans who met and befriended the Pilgrim settlers were members of the Wampanoag tribe of the Northeastern USA. Some descendents of this tribe can still be found in the Massachusetts area.