Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Lakota peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, 1861–1889
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 10.5 x 10 x 24.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 4 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 9 5/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 10.5 x 11.5 x 24.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 4 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 9 5/8 in
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3827.a,b
Description
Exhibitions

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. The buckskin ankle flaps and tongues are undecorated. The remainder of the upper is beaded. The top is medium blue with a white stripe down the center and two thin diagonal lines. There is a white band around the bottom with medium blue triangles with pink and black lines in each and dark blue squares between.