In most tribes, Native American men wore breechclouts or breechcloths (fig.) : it was a long rectangular piece of cloth put over a belt (= cintura) , so that the flaps fell down in front and behind. In colder climates it had attached leather (= pelle) leggings (= fig.) .
In some tribes men wore a short kilt or fur (= di pelliccia) trousers. They did not usually wear shirts, but Plains Indian warriors wore special buckskin (= pelle di un tipo di cavallo) war shirts decorated with ermine tails (= code di ermellino), hair (= capelli) , and intricate decorations made of bead (= perline).
Native American women wore skirts (= gone) and leggings, with different design, and material (= stoffa) according to the tribe. In some tribes women wore coats (= giacconi) instead of shirts , in others they wore tunics (= tuniche) or mantles (= mantelli) in public. The
women used to wear a dress. Cheyenne
Most tribes used cloaks (= mantelli) in colder weather, except the northern tribes that wore fur parkas instead and most of them wore moccasin, a strong leather shoe or mukluk, that was a heavier boot (= stivale) even though the style varied from tribe to tribe.