Dress Clothing of the Plains Indians assembles reliable information about the clothing of Plains Nations. In counters the misconception that all the Nations of the central region dressed alike. Although certain similarities could be found among the peoples, each Nation had its own distinctive traditions and preferences in cut, color, decorative symbols, and trim, as well as in style of hair and headdress, footwear, and accessories. The author became aware of the need for a book such as this when he was helping make regalia for exhibitions and dances. He searched early monographs, other reliable documents, and museums to compile for his own use the information on which this book is based. Ronald P. Koch received the degrees of bachelor of arts and master of education from the State University of New York at Buffalo.