The Native Peoples and Champlain: Clothing and Snowshoes
The beauty of the Amerindians impressed Champlain. He said they were "well-shaped and nicely proportioned."
Here is how Champlain described the way the Amerindians dressed:
"They dress in skins: one part of their bodies is covered and the other part is uncovered. But in winter, they take good care of everything as they dress in good furs such as moose, otter, beaver, bear, hair seal, doe and deer hides, which they had many of."
The Native Peoples used pearls and jewels to decorate their clothing.