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child's beaded moccasin
  • United States
  • child's beaded moccasin, late 1800s–1915
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8 x 6.5 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 6 11/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3848

The single small buckskin moccasin has a rawhide sole and buckskin ankle flaps and tongue. The remainder of the upper is fully beaded. There is a band around the bottom and a stripe down the center of the top with a white field with a block of yellow with two dark blue triangles on either end and blocks of red and dark blue inside. The rest of the beaded portion is dark green, the top has white crosses on the dark green field.