NATIVE AMERICAN CONTRIBUTIONS
Camouflage equipment, such as headgear, clothing, and face paint is designed to make hunters more invisible to animals by helping them blend into the environment. Pre-Columbian Native Americans used camouflage in warfare and hunting for hundreds of years before the arrival of Europeans. Native American hunters camouflaged themselves with animal hides for clothing and animal heads as headgear. They also painted their faces. Armies throughout the world today issue clothing in several earth toned colors and irregular patterns to help breakup the the visual patterns of the soldier in the enemy's vision. Face paint does the same by breaking up the symmetry of the face.