Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of child's beaded moccasins
  • Lakota peoples
  • pair of child's beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1923
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 8 x 6.5 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 5 5/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 6.5 x 7.5 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 1/2 x 2 15/16 x 5 1/2 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3842.a,b

The pair of small buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles. The top is decorated with a dark blue beaded bison hoof motif, with a blue-green stripe down the middle and around the bottom of the shoe. Long buckskin ankle flaps cover the unbeaded portion of the upper. The ankle flaps have a zigzag edge.