Colin F. Taylor,
- The Plains Indian Woman’s Dress
An overview of historical developments and styles
Women’s dresses of the Native Americans are amongst the most
interesting and impressive evidence of Plains Indian material
culture. The splendid decorations as well as the construction of
the dresses represent not only high level artisan skills but
also historical and cultural developments.
This publication painstakingly documents Indian women’s
clothing, from the first contacts with white observers to the
reservation period. It considers material and social changes as
well as the influence of trade with other tribes, white traders
and fur trappers. Furthermore, the volume demonstrates the often
highly symbolic meanings of the embellishments which make
reference to spiritual beliefs and family military achievements.
The book includes invaluable fieldnotes by the late John C.
Ewers, who generously supported this volume with his
research material. - 88 pp, 75 figs (15 in colour), size 21 x 27
Bilingual edition (English-German)
ISBN 3-89510-052-8 29.00