Erielhonan clothing question

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J Adams

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Hello, first post here, my question is.
What was clothing like for the Erie Indians along the lake Erie coast in NY, PA and OH, during the early to mid 17th century?
 

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Tough one. Artist tended to mix styles and try to emphasize ‘savage’ aspects of the clothing. Good paintings we have from this time Indian clothing is heavily influenced by whites.
Eastern tribes were heavily mixed. Men would go and live with wife’s family. And men of different tribes could be living in a village, all joined via wife’s relations.
Men often wore captured clothing, as part of his ‘spoils of war’.
It was bigger tribes that got most of the attention. Heron and Iroquois. And I’m darned if when I see paintings and drawings from this time I can pick out an identifying thread.
 

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