Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • 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

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.