Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded moccasin
  • unknown Cheyenne maker
  • beaded moccasin, 1870s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9.5 x 11.5 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 10 1/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3816

The single buckskin moccasin has a rawhide sole. The buckskin ankle flaps and tongue are not decorated. The remainder of the upper is beaded with a white field. There is a dark blue bird on top of the shoe. There are four legged animals in red alternating with dark blue, along the bottom edge.