Yesterday and Today: An Examination of the Assiniboine, Hopi, and Seneca Tribes’ Use of Ceremonial and Traditional Regalia
PublisherMonroe Community College
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AbstractThis essay serves as an introduction to the traditional and ceremonial regalia worn by men and women of the Assiniboine, Hopi, and Seneca tribes. Specifically, attention will be given to their use of beadwork, fabrics, skins and pelts, and paints, and also, how and what the materials signify to each of these tribal peoples. Questions are considered: Why and when certain items are worn? What types of regalia are to be worn for different ceremonies? And how and in what ways Native American Peoples traditionally utilized beading on regalia? Ultimately, this essay is intended to provide the reader a better understanding of the different forms and purposes of regalia worn by both men and women of the Assiniboine, Hopi, and Seneca tribal cultures.
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