Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of child's beaded moccasins
  • unknown Cheyenne or Santee maker
  • pair of child's beaded moccasins, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 9 x 9 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 6 7/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 9 x 7.5 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 1/2 x 2 15/16 x 6 7/8 in
  • Gift of Alice McKinley
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3798.a,b

The pair of small buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles. There are bands of yellow beads around the bottom, under the ankle flap, and down the top of the center. There are large blocks of red on the bands under the ankle flap with dark blue and light blue detail. The remaining yellow bands are decorated with the same design: a light blue rectangle with red blocks above and below, flanked with dark blue bars and red triangles.