writing in through the nineteenth century express repugnance
for Indian women and their work. In 1885, William Clark
savagery and bararianism women are merely beasts of burden,
prized and valued for their skill in fancy or capacity
for heavy work, rather than for beauty of face or figure."
hair parted in the middle and hanging to the front of
their shoulders. Old women braid their hair regardless
if they were skimpy.
was worn down unbraided when they lost a member of their
family to show mourning unbraided hair is still shunned
by elders, meaning mourning for nothing. Moss was used
for babies as well as menstruation.
a must to keep in unending holistic life, reciting "mind,
body and spirit ", while braiding their hair, to
be one throughout the day, a reminder to control self
from negative forces, attitudes, comments etc.