Wôbanaki Boy's Clothing from 1700
A very young Wôbanaki child might wear a breechclout
or nothing at all in the warm weather. Otherwise, children
would dress like their parents. Wôbanaki people
slept in what seemed most suited for the season. In the
winter this would mean wearing several layers to bed
and in the hot weather a child might sleep without clothing.
Among the numerous items for trade in the 1700s were
wool and linen cloth, ready-made shirts and coats, knitted
wool hats and mittens, glass beads, brass kettles, and
metal axe heads and knife blades. Native American people
in New England would trade with the French in New France
or the English in the American colonies. Items they received
might come from England, France, Holland, or as far away
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