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Noapeh, an Assiniboin Indian, and Psihdja-Sahpa, a Yanktonan Indian.
-   Karl Bodmer painting from 1844   -


Almost all plains Indians loved to decorate their bodies, this ranged from face and body painting and tattoos to hair adornment and jewelery, and of course their clothing. Each item worn was in itself a work of art and form of expression of the owner, the more colorful, shiny, and jingly the better. Movement was a big element also, this being very obvious in the extensive use of feathers, hair locks, and clothing fringe - all which flowed and undulated with the movements of the wearer. Before European contact, clothing was almost always made from deer skins that had been brain-tanned - a method of tanning where the animal's brains are rubbed into the hide producing a soft, downy buckskin that was sueded on both sides. Elk and antelope skins were also used, depending on the region and availability. Here we use a brain-tan like buckskin, also sueded on both sides (real brain-tan being very expensive and hard to find), which very closely resembles the real thing, we often smoke it to give it that authentic color and smell.


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Buckskin war shirt quill work

Assiniboine War Shirt 

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Buckskin war shirt quill workCrow Style rifle case 

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Buckskin war shirt quill work

Northern Plains War Shirt
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buckskin leggings beadwork

Plains style leggings & breechclout

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In stock               Price: $2,500          Buy now
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Moccasins
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price upon pre-order only

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Grizzly Bear claw necklace
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Breastplate

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Breastplate with long fringe

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In stock               Price: $450         
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Choker with horse hair drops
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              Price: $85            Buy now
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Hairpipe choker
Choker
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              Price: $65            Buy now

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Coup feather simulated eagle featherCoup Feather
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Price: $30 each              
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