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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2020 8:04 p.m. PST

"Pawnee clothing was mostly made of tanned hide or traded cloth. Hide was often smoked over a fire thus getting a light yellow color.

Trade cloth was quickly adopted by the Pawnee, who had their first contacts with Europeans already during the first half of the 16th century (Spanish and French)…"



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Grelber07 Dec 2020 9:31 p.m. PST

OK, I admit I have no plans to paint up a Pawnee war band. I have discovered that this sort of information is hard to come by for many tribal peoples of the world. Yet, 150 years ago, it was extremely important to recognize the different peoples of the Northwest Frontier, Morocco, Central Africa, or the American West by their clothing. So, I applaud anybody who can provide good information like this.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2020 11:12 a.m. PST



Berzerker7308 Dec 2020 12:33 p.m. PST

Very useful, even though I don't have any Pawnee figures this info can easily used for Eastern Woodland Indian figures that I do have.

42flanker08 Dec 2020 6:20 p.m. PST

"during the first half of the 16th century (Spanish and French)…"

That might be a little early. The Spanish didn't found New Mexico till 1610 and French explorers didn't reach the Illinois country on the Mississippi till the 1670s. Before the 18th century, the main Pawnee contact with Europeans seems to have been as slaves captured by Apache or Siouan raiders benefitting from earlier contact with the European settlements, their trade goods and horses.

Legionarius09 Dec 2020 8:30 a.m. PST

Good information.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2020 11:26 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend! (smile)

Good info indeed!… thanks!.


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