For 200 years, indigenous peoples attempted to reclaim their lands but until recently they were denied access to the federal court system. When the doors finally opened to them in the 1970s, the Oneidas were the first nation to fight for their lands back in New York state court, followed shortly afterwards by the Cayugas in 1980.
The trend of vintage clothing supports eco-friendly lifestyles, small businesses and frugality. However, “starving-artist chic” has created a phenomenon of worn, thrifty clothing that is making appearances in chain stores with brand-name prices. There’s an increased demand for fashion with even humbler beginnings than the Salvation Army. The must-have in the garment industry is now tribal.