Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8708524

Category: Moccasins

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux - Southern Teton

Period: 1875-1900 - ca. 1885

Materials: Native tanned cowhide (domesticated cattle); rawhide; multi-colored glass seed beads; sinew sewn.

Description: Each moccasin has a similar design but the bead colors that are used are different on each pair. The laying out of the beads is unusual for Sioux beadwork. The white bead outlining and border is similar on each moccasin. These moccasins may relate to the Contrary Society of Plains military culture.

Dimensions: Length 10.25 inches 26 cm.


George Barker
J. Holstein
Lessard Collection- SD 534
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010


Sotheby's Auction Catalogue, Sotheby's, New York, Sale 5036, Lot 408, April 29, 1983
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 152

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