There’ve been a few interesting posts recently about Native American-inspired Steampunk, particularly issues surrounding costuming, so I thought I’d pass them along!
Beyond Victoriana has a guest post on stereotypes in costuming and incorporating native technology.
And Multiculturalism for Steampunk has about a dozen posts on the topic. Here are my favorites:
Native American Steampunk: An Approach, a good overview on the subject.
Reflection from the Crow-Lady, Miss Kageshi’s response to criticisms of the above-mentioned post.
(There’s a bunch of costuming stuff on the same site, in addition to some recipes.)
And finally, I missed most of Tor.com’s Steampunk Fortnight a while ago, but there were a few posts dealing with imperialism, colonialism, and non-Euro-centric steampunk, including this one which has an overview non-European steampunk possibilities, including Native American characters.