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Evidence about Dress of Indigenous People: Canadian Territory

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Studying dress archaeologically poses unique challenges. Preservation is a primary concern, as elements of dress involving hair, skin, and most fibers are usually absent. These limitations can be overcome through reference to other sources...

The Arctic

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...In an environment where temperatures are below freezing for much of the year, appropriate clothing is vital. For the native peoples of Arctic North America, until about the mid-twentieth century, survival largely depended on women’s skills...

Sámi

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

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...Sápmi, the Subarctic region of North Europe and West Russia, is home to the Sámi people, estimated to be a population of about seventy-five thousand to eighty-five thousand in the early twenty-first century. Distinctive dress...

Greenland

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

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...The extremes of the Arctic climate set Greenland dress apart from dress in the rest of West Europe. It is made from the skins and furs of animals and birds and is highly adapted to the conditions and lifestyle of the Arctic people. Even so...