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 early American pioneer movement and settlement started first with fur trappers, explorers and frontiersmen who would discover and map the territory. Small bands of settlers would then follow behind. Farmers cleared t... 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 »

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 »

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 While King James I had repealed the...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 »