Early American settlers wore hand-made clothing made from wool and linen and shoes made from deer hide. Upon settling in America, settlers often had only the clothes they brought with them. After a couple years of raisin... More »

Early settlers in the coastal regions ate seafood, those in wooded areas dined on poultry and deer, and others ate nuts and berries. A settler's diet depended on where they lived and what was available to them. More »

The Paleoindian view holds that the first settlers were prehistoric hunters from the Mongolian and Siberian regions of Northeast Asia who crossed a land bridge over the Bering Strait and settled North and South America a... More »

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Plains Indian clothing design entailed little more than breechclouts and a belt for men and simple dresses of deer hide for women in summer. The man’s breechclout was tucked under and over the belt in the front and back,... More »

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American pioneers wore clothing made from cotton or fabrics they produced themselves, such as wool or linen. Men and boys wore buckskin trousers, cotton shirts, leather boots and wide-brimmed hats. Women and girls wore c... More »

Puritans wore simple, layered woolen clothing that covered most of the body and was dyed in a variety of muted colors. Cuffs and collars and, for women, aprons and caps were all white. While King James I had repealed the... More »

Most members of the Ojibwa tribe wore tanned deerskin clothing, though other animal hides were also used. Both men and women wore deerskin leggings and moccasins. Men wore a breechcloth, while women wore dresses with wov... More »