Very late to this conversation, but reading accounts written contemporaneously would indicate that native american men in particular (with some tribal exceptions) were not only not slobs but were quite meticulous in their appearance.Contrary to what people think, native people didn't walk around looking like slobs, they did take care of their clothing and accoutrements. I think many have the notion one needs to look dirty to have an accurate portrayal. While it also is a portrayal it's also living my ancestry so it's really not a bother. keeping things clean was vastly important as it prolonged the service life and longevity of articles.
On the other hand pleae don't mistake the images for not wanting to get down and dirty, when it comes to beating the brush many cant keep up!
I also have enjoyed this thread and loved Crewdogs pics. Also enjoy reading his posts on other threads.This has been one of the best post I have ever read. Crewdawg reading your post and admiring your photographs was like taking a trip back in time and history. To say great work would be an understatement! Thank you for your post and will be looking forward to seeing any other post you do. Art
Would you say the Flathead on Jeremiah Johnson are even remotely correct, I know they are farther west than you, but you seem to know your western indigenous cultures wellthat movie revalient or something like that was it ever bad. the pawnee didnt have the right hair cuts, the arikira never ever lived in the pines
So from this I get that the "Eastern Native Tribes" who hunted in W.Minn. did NOT make their "Eastern Woodland Native garb" from moose, elk or deer hides. Makes sense to me. Sure wouldn't want to get caught wearing a buckskin outfit in an area where I'd get killed for killing a deer.many eastern native tribes trapped fur creatures in western minn. they were allowed to by the sioux and the chipps. IF THEY DIDNT KILL ANY BIG GAME. they were told they had to eat what they trapped. if they killed a moose, elk or deer they DIED along with it. most complied and ate fish and small fur game.
Bob,what i like about the mountain men of the west is this. they dressed in what they liked for them.their was not schools or time period. many eastern native tribes trapped fur creatures in western minn. they were allowed to by the sioux and the chipps. IF THEY DIDNT KILL ANY BIG GAME. they were told they had to eat what they trapped. if they killed a moose, elk or deer they DIED along with it. most complied and ate fish and small fur game.