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This exhibit represents the different styles each individual and tribe had. Clothing was a way of personalizing for them. There was a lot of meaning behind each piece on these items. There was a part of them embedded to the clothing they wore. All of these items are special because the colors and how much time they spend making them. They are true art.
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This gallery has 10 objects

Made by: Sioux, northern plains Date:1984 NA.202.394 This hat has been made with beads, and has personal colors. The bead colors all have different means blue for ground. White, orange, and yellow show stars.
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Made by: Eastern Shoshone Date: 2000 NA.202.1139 This dress is made by elk hide. There is nice detail with the glass beads. There is also floral print and fringe. This dress has a very special look to it. Who ever wore this was trying to make a statement. Women also had a individual look when creating their own dresses.
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Made by: Date: NA.202.1111 These feathers would be used with the outfit, it was symbolic. They were used from festivals, and other special occasions. The colors really stand out with these feathers. Depending on the individual there is was a meaning behind the colors.
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Made by: Date: NA.202.1105 This is very unique because of all the detail put into it. The feathers are dark and are dye with green at the tips. In between the feathers there is bead work of a flower with red and yellow colors. Then there is a string connecting the two different sets of feathers together. The string is made from rawhide. The feathers on the bottom are dyed red, and also dark. They also have orange tips at the bottom and two feathers have two white spots. This item would be used in festivals and other occasions. They are personalized,from the individual who made it.
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Made by: northern plains Date: ca. 1880 NA. 202.111 These moccasins are made from tanned deer hide. There is bead work to personalize them. These moccasins were used for festivals and other special occasions.
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Made by: Eastern Shoshone Date:2000 NA.202.1138 These moccasins match the women's dress from earlier. They are also made from elk hide, with unique beading. The floral also matchs from the dress to the moccasins. These would be used for special occasions. It really is a personal look.
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Men shirt This was a warrior’s shirt or a leader. Even maybe a healer. It was common for women to make shirts for the men, and put their hair on the shirt. It was a way to make it a part of them they were giving to their husband. This shirt was made from deerskin, which was pretty common. The glass beads started becoming common popular when they started trading with Europe.
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Made by Northern Plains Date:1850 NA.202.1184 This shirt also has hair and color beading. The shirt was made by deerskin, that was tan. The horse tracks could symbolize so many things, maybe a long journey on a horse.
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Made by South Dakota, Sioux Date:1870s NA.202.598 Owner was Red Cloud Given to the museum from a private collector The color changes from blue to yellow. The blue half was believe to be the sky, and yellow was the earth. Everyone had different colors and meanings in their clothing. They each would put their hair and/or their horses hair on their shirt to make it more personalized.
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Made: Northern plains Headdress Date: 1905 NA.205.63 This headdress was made for someone important and power. It was made with glass beads, and eagle feathers. Also horse hair, that was probably the person favorite horse. Headdresses were very symbolic for many tribes. Colors were important because they were personal colors an individual would choose.
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