Women have played an important role in the historical eras we help to re-create.
La Pelleterie offers historically accurate ladies clothing to match the personas of
various Indian women.
For pricing information please email us at info(at)lapelleterie.com
Beyond the Mississippi, Indian women are equally a part of frontier history. Many of our customers
enjoy the western look. This North Plains Dress shows the classic style favored by tribes such as
the Lakota, Cree, and Crow. The original from which this classic is taken is a Blackfoot dress in
The Southwest Museum of the American Indian. This early dress can be wonderfully enhanced with
a few rows of simple blue and white beadwork. The two piece skirt is fringed a the hem and along
the side seams. The body has fringed arm areas as well as front and back thong fringe decoration.
The neckline is edged with red wool and tacked with beads. One of the most beautiful.
21 ID01 Classic Dress
The dress has decorative thong fringe both front and back on the skirt, hand cut fringe at
waist and hem, and added hand cut fringe at the sleeves. This is not a work garment; it's
much too pretty. The long fringe and wide sleeves make the Cheyenne one of our most
flattering dresses. The addition of elk teeth or cowrie shells on the yoke make a beautiful
dress into a stunning one.
18 ID01 Cheyenne Dress
18 ID02 Cheyenne Dress with Imitation Elk Teeth
Woodland Indian women played a substantial part in the history of the eastern half of North America.
Consorts of Chiefs and mothers of warriors, these women were often the constant companions of
Coureur des Bois, Long Hunters, French Marines, and Rangers. This woman's buckskin dress,
taken from a Miami original on display at Historic Fort Wayne, has a two piece skirt and an
elbow length cape. The dress is tied together at the sides and waist; all outer edges are hand
fringed. When worn over a linen Chemise, this becomes one of the coolest and most comfortable
buckskin dresses we offer.
19 ID01 Miami Dress
Western Women's Leggings
We offer three different styles so that you may complete your tribal impression. All are
available in red trade wool, blue trade wool or buckskin.
1. 2. 3.
1. Lakota Women's Legging
The Lakota women favored a stovepipe style tied up the side.
21 WL01 Lakota - Buckskin
2. Blackfoot Women's Legging
The Blackfoot Ladies wore a tapered type legging with side ties.
21 WL02 Blackfoot - Buckskin
3. Crow Women's Legging
The Crow women's legging featured a scalloped placket and a side closure with pearl trade buttons.
21 WL03 Crow - Buckskin
21 WL04 Crow - Wool
Eastern Women's Leggings
1. Women's Eastern Knee Leggings
2. Women's Eastern Thigh Leggings
We offer two styles of women's leggings "thigh" and "knee" length. They are both available
in either Wool or Buckskin. You can decorate either type with beads or ribbon.
19 EL01 Thigh - Wool
19 EL02 Knee - Wool
19 EL03 Thigh - Buckskin
19 EL04 Knee - Buckskin
If you wish to decorate your leggings, may we suggest you refer to Smith's
TECHNIQUE OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN BEADWORK.
Be sure to check out our wide selection of Moccasins.