I have come from the far distant mountains...to meet the chiefs in council...We each have two hands, two feet, two eyes, two ears, but one nose, one mouth, one head, and one heart. We all breath the same air; we are therefore brothers...
It was common among my people to narrate to their children the history of the past, and they narrated to me that my tribe had learned to make clothing from furs which were gotten from Animals, and this clothing was comfortable during the winter time was well as in the summer. There is still some of this clothing remaining among older Indians of my tribe...The white man's clothing is fit for men to wear. I like to wear his clothes very well, but I also like to wear the clothing my people used to wear in the olden time.
I have respect for any kind of people...the only difference between myself and the white man is that his complexion is lighter than mine.
Wa-Kon-Kon-Wa-La-Son-Me (Umapine of the Cayuse), 1909
The Native American People, back in the Old Days, dressed according to tribal tradition and personal desire.
A few of their tattooing and painting styles are illustrated in these drawings.
Back in the old days, Native people dressed according to tribal tradtion and personal desire. Like everything else in their lives, appearance was dictated foremost by visions and dreams. The descriptions of old styles and methods of making clothing, beadwork, and doing hair are illustrated with diagrams and old photographs.
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