types of costume were worn among the Saulteaux women and
were only slightly less colourful than the men's clothing.
The first type was made of two pieces of hide sown together
in a tube like form. An ornamental flap was formed at
the top of the dress and was beaded with geometric designs.
A yolk with two straps usually hung from the wearer's
shoulders. At the waist, a wide belt usually gathered
the dress. A cape like extension hung from the back and
covered the arms and shoulders of the wearer.
second type was an adaptation of the high plains style
of dress. It was made of either two elk or antelope skins.
Sewing the two pieces (one for the front and back) together
face to face makes the dress. A brighter version of this
dress was worn during ceremonial occasions and was usually
adorned with ribbons and belted with a beaded belt.