Museum Researched, Authentically Handcrafted Buckskin Clothing - Since 1979

Buckskin Dresses
-- Late Northern Plains --

G.A. Reneker
P.O. Box 473
Dillsburg, PA 17019

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Have you read our info articles about original frontier buckskin clothing and how we make ours?

If ordering buckskin clothing or rifle cases also send appropriate section(s) of our Measurements Form.

About Late Style Dresses of the Western Plains:  Western dresses had the same basic cut in the late period (1840-1900+) as the earlier pre-1840 dresses.  Except the Kiowa/Cheyenne/Arapaho dress above, the differences were added fringe and how the dresses were sewn.  Late style dresses were sewn inside-out with small running or whip stitches down both sides and across the skirt/yoke seams, and a few more dangles were added to front and back.

Being ever frugal, as native women tend to be, they tailored side panels a bit more, and used the trimmed off pieces for panels of longer fringe.  Some were cut into about 8" long (20cm) fringe, and sewn on side-by-side around the edge of the yoke.  Others were cut into about 4" long (10cm) fringe panels, and added in the seams between front and back skirt panels.   Bottoms are cut all around into about 3" (7.5cm) fringe.

The predominant color for work and basic clothing of all nations was "smoke".  The Crow, though, treated their ceremonial clothing after a light smoking until it was nearly white again.

Late Style Northern Plains Buckskin Dress

Principle Native American Nations:
Teton Lakota (Sioux), Assiniboin, Hidatsa, Mandan, Blackfeet, Absaroka (Crow).

Fully hand sewn with authentic stitches much smaller than typically used on buckskin clothing today.  We also offer Northern Plains clothing and accessories in White and Heavy Smoke for Absaroka (White) and Blackfeet (Heavy) nations.

Note:  Sample buckskin colors may vary slightly depending on your browser.  But then, colors vary slightly anyway between batches of buckskin during the smoking or dyeing processes.
Indian Tanned Hides
Hide Color Size Product
Number
Price Shpg
Pounds
 

Normal
Smoking

Normal smoking

Up to Dress
Size 12
CL027-K1L $ 536.00 5.5  
Dress Sizes
14 to 20
CL027-K2L $ 563.00 6.3  
Commercial Tanned Hides
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Number
Price Shpg
Pounds
 

Dyed
"Smoke"

Up to Dress
Size 12
CL027-C1S $ 350.00 5.9  
Dress Sizes
14 to 20
CL027-C2S $ 376.00 6.7  

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