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What kinds of clothing did the Chinook wear?

Chinook men didn't usually wear clothing at all, though some men wore a breech-clouth. Women wore short skirts made of cedar bark or grass. In the rain, the Chinooks wore tule rush capes, and in colder weather, they wore fur robes and moccasins on their feet. Later, after European influence, many people began wearing blanket robes. Both men and women sometimes wore a basket hat made of finely woven spruce root.


Today, some Chinook people still have a blanket cloak or basket hat, but they wear modern clothes like jeans instead of breechcloths.
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