From: Northern Plains

Curatorial Section: American

View All (7) Object Images

Object Number 70-9-546A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Blackfeet
Provenience Northern Plains
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Date Made 1875-1899
Section American
Materials Hide | Stroud | Glass

Moccassin composed of three separate pieces of native tanned hide. Solde (?), upper (sewn up the back), and oval tongue. Red stroud overlaps top edge of upper. Two parallel rows of beadwork follow the edge of the sole composed of nine sets of red triangles against a white background (lazy stitch); nine parallel bands of beadwork across vamps (alternating pink, red, and turquoise bands with black ends done in spot-stitch); three diamond shapes in black and white beads on each tongue with edge beading in navy blue. All sewing done with commercial cotton thread. Much of the stroud is eaten away; some bead loss on bottom rows along soles, especially near heels. Stitching has come apart on heel of "B." Old repairs on soles. Sent for freezing and cleaning 6/91. Moccasins are probably part of an ensemble consisting of shirt (70-9-548) and leggings (70-9-547 a and b): all have a tag with the same handwritten "#8"

Length 30 cm
Width 10.5 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970
Other Number 8 - Other Number | 70-9-547 - Associated Object Number | 70-9-548 - Associated Object Number

Report problems and issues to