Indian Costumes are used celebrate the rich culture and great teachings of the people who inhabited the Americas long before the colonial days when the Europeans arrived. Indians were brave hunters with experience in survival in the lands that were new to the European new comers. Some of the Indians shared their knowledge of the lands and the nature that surrounded them with the pilgrims who settled at Plymouth Rock. This relationship that developed between the Indians and the colonists is often credited for giving rise to the first American Thanksgiving Celebration. The pilgrims were blessed after being able to survive a harsh first winter and much of the credit was given to the knowledge and hospitality of the helpful natives.
In school, kids learn about Thanksgiving and Native American Indians but the great history of the various Indian tribes that inhabited the Americas is often left untold. Let your children explore some of the richest cultures that still exist. Native Indian costumes are a great way to get into character and make learning an interactive experience.
Need an Indian Costume for a school play? There are many choices for your child to represent this rich history properly. Let’s start with the ever so popular Pocahontas Costumes. The real Pocahontas was the daughter of a Powhatan Chief who saved Englishman John Smith from execution. For boys, try a Brave Indian Warrior Costume, it is a great outfit that represents the strength of the Indians. These Native Indian Costumes make Great tools to re-tell history.