Regalia

Four general Styles:

Southern Straight, Northern Traditional, Grass and Fancy

All Styles wear: 

Shorts (such as swim trunks, gym shorts, bike shorts… not baggy)

Socks (usually white)… Fancy Dance is occasionally barefoot inside moccasins

Fringe… usually leather except for Grass Dance which uses large amounts of Yarn

Item/Type

Southern Straight

Northern Traditional

Grass

Fancy

Roach Spreader (if Roach used)

1 feather

2 feathers

Wire type with pompoms

2 feather rocker type

Head dress

Roach worn forward on the head or Otter Turban

Roach worn back on the head or Mandan or Hide or other ‘tribal’ feather type

 

Roach worn forward and flat on the head and beaded headband

Neck

Scarf with slide and Choker

Choker or Beaded neck drop

Scarf or Choker.  Sometimes Beaded tie and collar

Choker

Back

Otter Drag

Single Bustle (can be Old-style, messy, butterfly or U-shaped)

None

Double Bustle (Large U-shaped)

Front

Bandoliers (Bone or Otter) and sometimes Breastplate

Breastplate and sometimes Bandoliers.  Occasionally Otter Breastplate

Crow style Breastplate (flat disk beads or wrapped seed beads)

Harness

Shirt

Ribbon Shirt

Ribbon (Sometimes none)

Yoke

None (or Ribbon)

Arms

‘Silver’ Arm Bands

Beaded Arm Bands and (optional) Feather epaulettes)

Beaded Arm Bands

Arm Bustles

Wrists

Usually Nothing

Cuffs (beaded)

Cuffs (beaded)

Cuffs (beaded) or Nothing

Waist

Belt (concho or beaded)

Belt (beaded, tack or concho)

Belt (beaded)

Belt (beaded or belled)

Pants

Apron and Leggings

Apron and Side Drops or Apron and Leggings

Apron and Side Drops or Apron and Pants (beaded and fringed)

Apron and Side Drops

Knees

Sleigh Bells/Woven Yarn Garters

(Omaha will sometimes wear belts on knees instead of ankles)

 

Sheep Bells with Long-haired Sheep Strips

Ankles

 

Bells (sometimes short sheep strips)

 

 

Feet

Moccasins

Moccasins

Moccasins

Moccasins

Hand Article (generally will carry at least one in each hand and often more)

Fan

Dance Stick

Medicine Wheel/hoop

Rattle

Mirror board

Fan

Shield

Dance Stick

Medicine Wheel/hoop

Rattle

Mirror board

Empty or

Fan

Hoop

Mirror board

Whips

Southern and Northern styles sometimes wear vests (beaded or quilled).  Northern styles will sometimes wear a jacket (such as a period Cavalry) instead of a vest.