Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of moccasins
  • unknown Sioux maker
  • pair of moccasins, 1861–1889
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • buckskin, pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 10 x 18 x 27.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 7/8 x 7 1/16 x 10 13/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 11 x 18.5 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 4 5/16 x 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3759.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have long ankle flaps that are probably intended to be worn folded up as high tops. They have long ties to wrap around. There are red streaks on the outside of the ankle flaps.