Navajo Clothing for Kids - what did Navajo people wear? How did they make it?

Navajo clothing 

We can't really be sure what Navajo people wore because there are no pictures from before the Spanish men invaded.

According to these Spanish men, Navajo people made most of their clothing out of bison skins or the skins of other animals. So most of what they wore was made of leather, or tanned skins, though some of it was rawhide (dried, untanned skins).

Main Navajo page
Main clothing page


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Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

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