From: United States of America | Montana | Fort Peck Reservation

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Hampwaka-Sbupi
Object Number 37585B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Yankton | Dakota | Sioux
Provenience United States of America | Montana | Fort Peck Reservation
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Section American
Materials Rawhide | Buckskin | Bead

A matching pair of beaded leather moccasins. The opening, tongue, and laces are unadorned but the tops and sides of the moccasins are covered with glass seed beads. Each moccasin has a pattern of three squares on the top, made from indigo, green, and yellow beads and surrounded by orange. A band of light blue beads with green and indigo accents runs around the ircumference of each shoe. There are small gaps in the beadwork on the back of each moccassin where the buckskin is sewn together.

Dirt is ground into the soles of each moccasin in the shape of footprints, indicating that they were worn.

Length 26.67 cm
Width 9.3 cm
Credit Line John Wanamaker Expedition, 1900; R. Stewart Culin, 1900

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