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The Great Basin

Catherine S. Fowler

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. The United States and Canada 2010

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The Great Basin is a large, semiarid region of western North America that was host to several indigenous tribes and groups prior to the coming of Europeans to the New World. Most were culturally as well as linguistically related. They included groups speaking Uto-Aztecan languages of the Numic branch: Northern Paiute, Bannock, Owens Valley Paiute; Panamint, Western, Northern, and Eastern Shoshone; and Southern Paiute, Chemehuevi, and Western, Northern, and Southern Ute. The Washoe, also tradition

Western Wear

Laurel Wilson

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. The United States and Canada 2010

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North American Western style is known by some familiar materials and details, including embossed or fringed leather, silver conchos used to prevent leather ties from pulling through leather garments, and patterns woven in bright earth tones or primary colors. These materials and patterns did not rise spontaneously but developed over a five hundred–year period. The history of Western style began in Salamanca, Spain; picked up influences from non-Western frontiersmen such as Davy Crockett and Danie

Wearily Moving Her Needle: Army Officers’ Wives and Sewing in the Nineteenth- Century American West

Julie A. Campbell

Source: The Culture of Sewing. Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking 1999

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