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American Indian Halloween Costumes can be fashioned from materials found around your home, on ebay, or in many local craft stores.


For example, you can use the image above (Sitting Bear, an Arikara Chief). 

Replicate Chief Sitting Bear's feathered headdress, fringed leather garments, and elaborate quill work.


Find more Native American images by visiting the links below.


Not so artistically inclined?  That's okay.  Just throw on a long, dark wig and a woven blanket with a tribal art design. 


Or perhaps you can emulate Naichez, the Chiricahua Apache man pictured below.


It's respectful to represent a particular tribal entity, so do a bit of research beforehand.  Indian Halloween Costumes can be beautiful.  Just be careful not to offend anyone. 


Visit the links provided below for more Native American symbols, people, and clothing. 


Scroll down to read about the celebration known as Halloween.


For other Indian Halloween Costumes and a zillion more creative holiday ideas, visit any of the links shown below.




Halloween is not just for kids anymore.


Halloween games at parties include costume and carving contests, pumpkin bowling, bobbing for spiders, and the ever popular photo scavenger hunt.


The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in what is now Ireland, celebrated their new year on November 1st.


They believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.


So on the night of October 31st, Celts held a celebration in which they wore costumes and told fortunes.


The migration of two million Irish following the mid-19th century Potato Famine brought the holiday to America.


Halloween became more commercialized during the 20th century, as did just about everything else. Manufacturers began mass producing Halloween costumes in the 1930s. Trick-or-treating became popular sometime in the 1950s.


Modern traditional Halloween symbols include witches, black cats, haunted houses, fake body parts, and the ever popular jack-o-lantern. The colors associated with Halloween are black and orange.


Below is a poetic tribute to the celebration known as Halloween:



HALLOWEEN

(by Mac Hammond)


The butcher knife goes in, first, at the top

And carves out the round stemmed lid,

The hole of which allows the hand to go

In to pull the gooey mess inside, out -

The walls scooped clean with a spoon.

A grim design decided on, that afternoon,

The eyes are the first to go,

Isosceles or trapezoid, the square nose,

The down-turned mouth with three

Hideous teeth and, sometimes,

Round ears. At dusk it's

Lighted, the room behind it dark.

Outside, looking in, it looks like a

Pumpkin, it looks like ripeness

Is all. Kids come, beckoned by

Fingers of shadows on leaf-strewn lawns

To trick or treat. Standing at the open

Door, the sculptor, a warlock, drops

Penny candies into their bags, knowing

The message of winter: only the children,

Pretending to be ghosts, are real.



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