Ceci N'est Pas Un Conciliateur T-Dress

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This T-Shirt dress features a design by Dustin Martin (Navajo).

We now offer 2 options:

  • Fitted - This option is form-fitting, with a waist of 28”, recommended for sizes Sm-Med. Fit and flare style. Length is 31”, we suggest wearing layered with shorts or leggings.
  • Straight-line - This options is looser, with a waist of 35”, recommended for sizes Med-XL. Length is 33”, and can be worn layered or alone, with sneakers for a casual style.
  • We hand tailored these tees into longer shirt dresses in our shop located on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. The process is simple yet effective - we take extra-large tees and bring them in on the sides to create a longer tunic top. Pair with your favorite leggings, jacket, and shoes for a stylish look.

    The t-dress spotlights an image of a pistol and reads "Ceci n'est pas un conciliateur," which translates to "This is not a peacemaker."

    The 'New Model Army Metallic Cartridge Revolving Pistol' was adopted as the standard military service revolver from 1873-1892. Nicknamed the "Peacemaker," Samuel Colt's revolutionary side arm was used by Colonel George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry during The Great Sioux War of 1876. Custer and 267 of his men were killed when they engaged a combined force of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors desperate to protect their families camped along the Little Bighorn River on June 25th. Led by the likes of Crazy Horse and Chief Gall, these sovereign original land owners understood that the implement on Custer's hip meant anything but peace. 

    Now is the time to rekindle the discussion on "peacemakers."