In Camp, 1908Edward CurtisEdward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: the Photographic Images, 2001Northwestern University Library
In Camp, 1908
Edward Curtis
Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: the Photographic Images, 2001
Northwestern University Library

Materials and Methods

Buffalo, elk, deer and antelope provided the people of the Plains with food, shelter and clothing. Men were responsible for hunting these animals and women were responsible for preparing them for use. Virtue in a woman was equated with industriousness and was measured by the amount and quality of tipi covers, garments and moccasins she produced. For her hard work, she was rewarded with praise and prestige. The complex techniques required to create all of the material things needed were taught to a woman by her mother and she, in turn, passed the knowledge on to her daughters.
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