Vanessa Jennings (Kiowa tribe)
Just a short note to tell you that there is a fantastic book by Dr. Emil Her Many Horses at the Smithsonian's new National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The book is called "Identity by Design - Tradition, Change and Celebration in Native Women's Dresses". There is also a video clip that goes with that that you can find on the Web.
I have a Kiowa Battle Dress, women's leggings, belt, pouch set, whip and a full size lance in the exhibit. I am very proud of being included in the exhibit and the book. I hope that you will get to see both. The book is something that can be purchased from any book store, such as Hastings, Barnes and Noble and etc.