Century Sioux North American Indian Warriors Ghost Dance Shirt. For sale is this late 19. Century North American Sioux Indian Warriors Ghost Shirt, consisting of Buckskin with a Plastron front and collar, decorated with red, pink, green, yellow and white Trade Beads. These beads were prized by the North American Indians who traded them for animal skins etc with the American settlers. Plastron is the U shaped panel covering the deep opening at the neck. From the base of the Plastron hangs a lock of human hair, not a trophy but a good luck charm. 1880 Native American Indians were becoming influenced by the fashions worn by the settlers, Plastron was one of those fashions and featured greatly on ladies dresses. For the same reason the Ghost Shirt became slimmer following those they saw at the Wild West Shows. To the left of the Plastron is a small patch pocket. The insides of both sleeves and across the shoulders are decorated with leather tassels, the shoulders also with bell shaped twists of tin. At the back there are too short strips of green bead. A Ghost Shirt was believed to protect the wearer from bullets and other weapons. The Sioux Tribe was known the most notable battle for the attack and destruction of General Custers 7. Calvary Regiment at the Last Stand at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Ghost Shirts are very collectable and hard to find. Overall condition is very good, there is some distress to the left cuff and both armpits have splits, please view photos to decide for yourself. Maybe a gift for someone special, birthdays , christenings , all occasions, for your own collection maybe. Or pieces of historic. The item “19th Century Sioux North American Indian Warriors Ghost Dance Shirt” is in sale since Thursday, October 21, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Ethnographic Antiques\Native American”. The seller is “churchillantiques” and is located in london. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Native American
- Age: 1850-1899
- Antique: Yes
- Original/ Repro: Original