Wearable Art. Plains Indian Clothing and Accessories from the Gordon Smith Collection
The Collector and his Collection

Ultimately, the clothing and accessories would be worn together to create a complete outfit. The outfit was functional, with leggings to protect the legs from rough terrain and bags to hold the individual's belongings. It was also beautifully decorated, with the beadwork and other embellishments showing off the personality and beliefs of the wearer and his or her tribe.