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Dressing the Part: A Brief Look at the Development of Stereotypical Indian Clothing Among Native Peoples in the Far West

  • Author(s): Bates, Craig D
  • et al.

This paper will attempt to bring together available data on the acquisition, manufacture, and use of stereotypical Indian clothing among native Californians. It will briefly describe clothing at the time of contact with non-indigenous peoples and discuss the reasons that caused native people to adopt this new style of dress for public presentations.

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