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unknown Assiniboin
Assiniboin Primary

Assiniboine (Great Plains Indians) Buckskin Leggings of a Chief

19th century

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 70.E1.8
Other Number(s): 24318 (The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Number)
Geography: North and Central America, Canada, McKenzie River
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Clothing
Culture/Nationality: Assiniboin, Plains Indians
Collection: William S. Vaux Collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

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  • Assiniboin
  • buckskin - Leather made from skin from deer or deer family animals from which the grain has been removed. Generally treated with animal oils, formaldehyde, or a combination of both. For unprocessed skin, use "deerskin."
  • clothing - Coverings for the torso, limbs, hands, feet, and head for warmth, fashion, or to cover nudity. It generally excludes other items of costume such as jewelry, crowns, and other accessories that are purely decorative or symbolic and have no practical function.
  • leggings - Close-fitting trouserlike garments, often with a strap that goes under the foot or shoe at the instep; includes those made to match a coat or jacket and worn outdoors by children. Also, leg coverings, usually extending from the ankle to the knee but sometimes higher, worn for protection.
  • Native American - Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
  • North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
  • Plains Indian - Indian peoples who inhabit, or formerly inhabited, the North American Great Plains, which is a vast grassland between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains and from present-day provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada through the present-day state of Texas in the United States. The area is drained principally by the Missouri and Mississippi rivers; the valleys of this watershed are the most reliable sites from which to obtain fresh water, wood, and most plant foods.

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