Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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child's beaded moccasin
  • unknown Lakota or Santee maker
  • child's beaded moccasin, 1861–1889
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • buckskin, cloth, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6 x 10.5 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/8 x 4 1/8 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3847

The single buckskin moccasin has black cloth over the top of the buckskin ankle flap with a yellow beaded accent. It has a second buckskin ankle flap. An oval of black cloth on the top of the shoe and tongue is decorated with a flower-like pattern in pink, green, yellow and red.