Forensic Fashion
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>>1839 Seminole tastenagi
Subjecttastenagi warrior chief
Culture: Seminole 
Setting: American-Seminole wars, Florida 1816-1858
Object: costume

 * Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology > Change and Continuity - Hall of the North American Indian
"Man's Outfit (Seminole)
The two shirts depicted here were probably worn together as part of the same outfit.  No. 1 is called a 'long shirt' and no. 2 a 'plain shirt' or 'straight shirt.'  The long shirt was worn over the plain shirt, with the front open, and constituted the standard Seminole man's attire of the nineteenth century.  But the style is not indigenous.  It was influenced strongly by European dress and was adopted by many Eastern Indians.  Hand-sewn appliqué designs were typical throughout the nineteenth century.  They were replaced by cut- and sewn-patchwork designs around 1910.  Both garments evidence wear and, clearly, were not made for tourists.  They were collected by Thomas Barbour in 1920 while visiting the Cow Creek Seminole. ..."