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Family Braiding

I still wear braids

lara trace hentz

Native American Man & Woman with Braids
Native American Man & Woman with Braids

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When you think of an Indian, you usually imagine them wearing their hair in braids. This hair style was often the traditional style among Native Americans. What most people don’t know is that certain tribes had their own traditions when it came to hair.

In the Quapaw Tribe, women who were married wore their hair down loose while single women wore their hair in braids. Often they would roll these braids in coils and fasten them behind each ear. These coiled braids would then be decorated to attract a mate.

In the Blackfoot Nation Tribe men were the ones in braids. Mean wore three braids often with a topknot or pompadour. Women wore their hair loose or occasionally wore two thicker braids down the front. Plains Indian men wore the traditional two long braids often seen in movies. Meanwhile the women of…

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