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What kind of clothes did the kiowa Indians wear?


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June 05, 2011 3:38PM

Kiowa women wore long deerskin dresses painted with yellow and green tribal designs.. Kiowa men wore breechcloths and leather leggings, and usually went shirtless. The Kiowas wore moccasins on their feet, and in cold weather, they wore long buffalo-hide robes. Later, Kiowa people adapted European costume such as cloth dresses and vests, which they decorated with fringes, ribbons, and fancy beading. Here is a site with pictures of Kiowa outfits, and some photos and links about Indian clothes in general. Kiowa Indian men didn't wear long warbonnets like the Sioux. Sometimes they wore turban-like hats made of otter pelts. Traditionally, Kiowa people only cut their hair when they were in mourning. Kiowa men wore their hair in braids, sometimes with a forelock or pompadour in front. Sometimes they wrapped their braids in fur. Kiowa women wore their hair either loose or braided and wore tribal tattoos on their foreheads. The Kiowas also painted their faces for special occasions.