There whole dress is very singular, and not materially different from that of the Indians; being a hunting shirt...tied round the middle with a broad belt...the shot bag and powder horn...On their legs they have Indian boots or leggings, made of coarse woolen cloth, that either are wrapped round loosely and tied with garters or are laced upon the outside. On their feet they wear...generally Indian moccossons, of their own construction also...Thus habited and accoutered with his rifle upon his shoulder or in his hand, a back-woods' man is completely equipped for visiting, courtship, travel, hunting, or war.

-J.F.D. Smyth, A Tour of the United States of America, early 1770's