Fashion

Time to Give Thanks: A Mini Guide to Traditional Native American Clothing and Accessories

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday: It's non-secular, easy to embrace, and often includes a good dose of shopping -- but Thanksgiving this year seems to have brought an "open season" on depictions and appropriations of Native American culture.

Instead of concentrating on the mis-guided outfits like Karlie Kloss in a "headdress" for Victoria's Secret and "Native" outfits as uniforms at Hooters, it's time to take a closer look at some items, clothing and accessories traditionally associated with Native culture by the media and the public.

Want to learn just a bit more about the Native communities in our country? Think of this a mini-refresher guide.

See also: - Bloggers Adrienne Keene and Dr. Jessica Metcalfe on Native Headdresses, Patterns, and "Aztec" Labels in Popular Fashion - Urban Outfitters Pulls Navajo Name from Collection

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Kate Crowley
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