More Tribal Fashion: Gap "Navajo Tracker Hat"

In "tribal", American Indian, fashion, Gap, Navajo, Northern California, trends by Adrienne K.Leave a Comment


My good friend Kayla (who is Hupa/Yurok/Karuk from Northern California) pointed me to this “Navajo Tracker Hat” from the Gap (no longer on sale so sorry I can’t link to it). She pointed out, however, that the design looks very similar to the basket hats from her community, rather than decidedly Navajo:

(image via http://www.hoopa-nsn.gov)

and even more similar to this knit version:

(image via http://www.nativevillage.org)

This is a good example of using a more “well known” tribal name paired with a design or tradition from another community, adding to the perception that tribal traditions are interchangeable and the same across Indian Country.

(Thanks to Kayla for the photos!)