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

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 37584B
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 Hide | Quill | Bead | Tin | Feather

Pa-him-o-ska-pi-hau-pa. A pair of hide moccasins, elaborately decorated with beading and quillwork. The moccasins are symmetrical, with matching ornamentation. The opening around the ankle of each shoe is lined with green cloth, and the outer surface of the shoes is covered with red qillwork with green, yellow, and brown geometric designs. The base of each shoe is ringed with a strip of white beadwork that is approximately 1.5cm high and accented with squares and triangles in red, blue, and green. The tongue of each shoe is also covered with red quillwork, and splits into two leather strips tipped with pink feathers. The feathers are encased in metal. There is long leather fringe, approximately 21cm, extending from the back of the ankle of each moccasin. There is also a circular hole bored into the sole of each moccasin. The hole in the left shoe is 0.9cm in diameter, and the hole in the right shoe is 1cm in diameter.

Length 26.9 cm
Width 9.8 cm
Credit Line John Wanamaker Expedition, 1900; R. Stewart Culin, 1900

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