Native American and Indigenous communities are largely influenced by their environment- temperature, water, vegetation and animals which influences the cultural wear of these people.
Native Americans and Indigenous communities come from diverse regions- tropical, desert, woodland, mountains to the arctic and each community has a specialized attire to live in these areas and the designs can come from stories of their creation story, emulate the land, familial meaning and so many other stories.
Trading goods was a significant aspect when it came to clothing and diversifying resources for example: the desert people could trade for items not attainable in their region with people near the sea.
We plan to center ancestral food heritage through oral story and using those teachings to create culturally relevant attire.
The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.