Museum Researched, Authentically Handcrafted Buckskin Clothing - Since 1979

Buckskin Dresses
-- Late Southern 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.

Late Style southern Plains Buckskin Dress

Principle Native American Nations:
Tsis tsis tas (Cheyenne), southern division of Lakota (Sioux), Shoshone, Ute, Paiute.

Decorative panel of triangles at the yoke/skirt seam were the first step on the southern plains to the major style changes found in the late Kiowa/Cheyenne dress.

Fully hand sewn with authentic stitches much smaller than typically used on buckskin clothing today.

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
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Price Shpg
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Normal
Smoke
Normal Smoking

Up to Dress
Size 12
CL029-K1L $ 542.00 5.5  
Dress Sizes
14 to 20
CL029-K2L $ 569.00 6.3  
Commercial Tanned Hides
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Dyed
"Smoke"
Commercially Dyed "Smoke" Color

Up to Dress
Size 12
CL029-C1S $ 357.00 5.9  
Dress Sizes
14 to 20
CL029-C2S $ 382.00 6.7  

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