The sash is the badge of the
Metis People, both in the U.S. and in Canada. It is the most important part of
Worn by Eastern Woodland People
as a sign of office in the 19th century, and by French Canadians during the
Lower Canadian Rebellion in the 1830's. It is still considered to be an
important part of traditional dress for both these groups.
The sash has acquired new significance in the 20th century, now symbolizing
pride and identification for Metis people in both the US and Canada.
The seven color sash is explained as follows:
Red, White, Black, Yellow
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