Surrounded by Beauty

Navigation Map

Northwest Coast Southwest Mississippi Valley Northeast Woodlands Plains

Lakota Dress
Introduction --
Legend of Grandmother Turtle
Beading demonstration
Beading hide moccasins

This dress was made from the skins of two animals, probably deer or elk, in a style specific to the Lakota people. It was women's work to tan hides, cut and sew the skins together and bead the yoke. Before European contact most Plains clothing was made from animal skins. This dress was made in the 19th century, well after Plains people had come into contact with European-Americans, but still was made in the traditional way.

Pipe Bowl Elkhide Pipe Bag Shield Dress Bonnet Native Amercan History and Culture


MIA Home Page ArtsConnectEd Printable Curriculum