If we wear the sacred garments of the Messiah (Wovoka) - Ghost Shirts painted with magic symbols - no harm will come to us. Not even the bullets of the Bluecoats' guns will penetrate these Ghost Shirts. - Kicking Bear to Sitting Bull
Lakota : Lakota Sioux Beaded War Shirt Circa 1950's #362
Photographer David Brown Eyes was generous enough to share with us these beautiful photos from the 2013 Oglala Lakota Nation Wacipi. It was so hard choosing which ones to share as all the kids look stunning in their regalia.
This photo shows a Plains Sioux War Shirt, circa and is found in the Berkshire Museum collection. This war skirt, and others related were used a lot by this tribe. It's design shows the diversity of this culture.
Mandan Man`s Shirt (ca.1830) Material: Hide, rabbit skin, porcupine quills, sinew, beads, human hair, pigment. Lent by the Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution. Catlin acquired his sitters' clothing to exhibit in the Indian Gallery as proof of the accuracy of his art. His greatest prize was a shirt given to him by the Mandan chief Four Bears, "with the history of his battles emblazoned on it." The shirt seen here resembles the one worn by …