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What was Iroquois clothing?

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The Iroquois used animal skin for making clothing, whereby women wore long skirts, and men wore long breechcloths and leggings. Men and women also wore soft shoes made from leather, called "moccasins."

Later, the Iroquois adopted European clothing and designed it to suit their particular needs. A typical Iroquois man wore feathers on the head, a ring attached to the nose and a sash around the waist. Both men and women wore blouses or shirts made from the skin of a deer. Young girls wore two braids on the head until they were married. After marriage, they would have a single braid on the head. In modern times, many Iroquois have adopted modern clothing, only wearing their traditional clothing during certain occasions.


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