What Clothes Did the Shoshone Indians Wear?


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Shoshone Indians wore clothes made from animal skin, which were decorated with feathers, quills, fringes and other items. Women wore dresses made from deerskin while men wore leggings and breechcloths.

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The women dresses were commonly decorated with beads and quills. The shirts of soldiers also had quills and fringes. Moccasins were worn by both men and women. The women also wore basket hats. Shoshone leaders later adopted the custom of wearing bonnets from their neighbors. This differentiated them from the rest of the community. After the interaction with Europeans, they started wearing vests and cloth dresses, which still had decorations of their traditional clothing.

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