Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCMOC929

Category: Moccasins

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Leather, shell, feathers, cloth, rawhide

Description: Native tanned buckskin child's moccasins decorated on the vamp with shield designs made of dyed porcupine quills. Dentilium shells, with feathers protruding from the bottom ends, are tied to the center of the shields. The soles are made of cow or horsehide with some of the hair still on. Cotton cloth is sewn around the ankles.

Dimensions: Length 6 inches


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 71

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