A woman is the love and strength of a nation two qualities that provide her with the insight and power to influence the people around her, giving them hope in moments of despair. Women nurture legendary heroes and discipline mighty Kings. The native Americans in their great wisdom acknowledged this fact in the root of their language and folklore.
Woman = wowasake
wowasake* (WO-wa-shak-ay) = Strength
Woman = Strength
The Elders say the Native American women will lead the healing among the tribes. We need to especially pray for our women, and ask the Creator to bless them and give them strength. Inside them are the powers of love and strength given by the Moon and the Earth. When everyone else gives up, it is the women who sings the songs of strength. She is the backbone of the people. So, to our women we say, sing your songs of strength; pray for your special powers; keep our people strong; be respectful, gentle and modest. Oh, Great One, bless our women. Make them strong today. From: Journal #962 from sdc 11.05-11.9.97
From what I have read and seen, the native Indian women are quite decorated (may be to symbolize fertility). Like mother nature their color scheme is earth tones in beige and brown which matches their leather clothing as well as blues (could be a symbol of sky and water;life) and red (blood and the essence of being alive). Feathers bands and ribbons play a role in hair and head dressing. And the hair may be let loose or braided into pony tails that hang loosely.
Adapt their style:
The most popular native American woman in the world today is Disney princess, Pocahontas. Based on the true story of Virginia Indian princess Matoaka daughter of Chief Powhatan the paramount chief of Tsenacommacah, Tidewater Virginia.
In this picture in which her face is the focus of attention, we see that she has a very natural look:
- Her brow is well groomed, soft angular in a brown shade;
- her eyes are lined with a black liner enhancing her natural contour,
- Her eyelids are left bare
- Her lips are outlined with brownish liner and filled in with a coral lipstick that suits her naturally tanned face.
- She has a flawless skin with no blush on.