How did the Native American men and women wear their hair? Was it different for kids and adults?
Hae Robin, Good question. A lot has been lost in the years since first contact. Hair style is something that might not show up in burial sites or be remembered for hundreds of years. We do observe that the Natives of this coastal area have been wearing their hair longer than the national custom for many years. When the ‘thing’ for teens to do to aggravate their parents was let their hair grow long, most of the folks around here didn’t shout and holler about it. Maybe that says something. But that’s not really scientific, is it? We know of a couple of burial sites in the Pocomoke Forest where a couple of children were found and their hair was fairly long. Every thing in the sites was preserved by the metallic action of an extreme number of copper beads. It would seem logical to assume that small children who did not work could wear their hair longer than adults. And we have artwork that shows adults with hair held out of the way. It certainly would be easier to work that way. There are