Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of child's beaded moccasins
  • unknown Cheyenne maker
  • pair of child's beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1901
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 7.5 x 10 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 15/16 x 3 7/8 x 7 7/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 6.5 x 8 x 19.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 7 5/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3859.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles and buckskin ankle flaps and tongues. The remainder of the upper is beaded. There is a white band around the bottom with pairs of dark blue stepped triangles with red details. There is a green bison hoof design on top. The white stripe between the hoof elements has a red stripe down the middle with paired dark blue triangles on either side.