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Beaded Moccasins

Beaded Moccasins
Date: Unknown
This pair of leather moccasins was decorated with a colorful variety of beads in strips, triangles, and diamond patterns. The back of the moccasins have a cuff made of red cotton. When they arrived in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society they had lost their provenience, their record of ownership. While this is disappointing, it does not mean the moccasins have lost all of their utility and value. They can still be used for teaching purposes as an example of an early ethnographic items in Kansas.


Beaded Moccasins

Beaded Moccasins
Date: Unknown
This pair of leather moccasins is decorated with a colorful variety of beads in diamond, cross, and linear patterns. The cuff is bound with a red cotton fabric and the moccasins are tied with a leather thong. When they were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1959 they had lost their provenience, their record of ownership. While this is disappointing, it does not mean the moccasins have lost all of their utility and value. They can still be used for teaching purposes as an example of an early ethnographic item in Kansas.


Beaded Moccasins from Ford County

Beaded Moccasins from Ford County
Date: Unknown
This pair of leather moccasins is decorated with a colorful variety of beads patterned after a corn plant. The moccasins have a cuff made of black and white calico fabric. They were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2001 by the family of a Lutheran minister serving the Dodge City area in the early 20th century.


Child's Moccasins

Child's Moccasins
Date: Unknown
This pair of moccasins is decorated in a linear pattern with blue, white, green and red beads. The decoration on the one piece uppers vary slightly. The moccasins have leather ties, tassels on the heels, and cuffs finished with a floral calico material. When they arrived in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society they had lost their provenience, their record of ownership. While this is disappointing, it does not mean the moccasins have lost all of their utility and value. They can still be used for teaching purposes as an example of an early ethnographic items in Kansas.


Kaw Beaded Moccasins

Kaw Beaded Moccasins
Date: Unknown
This pair of moccasins is made of deer skin dyed yellow. They are decorated with beadwork at the ankle and along the side closure. Impressions around the conchos (possibly made of German silver) indicate that they replaced a larger decoration. The moccasins, made for a woman, are 26" tall and have a 9.5" sole length. Donation records note that this pair came from a Kaw reservation in Oklahoma.


Paiute Jim and wife

Paiute Jim and wife
Date: Between 1860 and 1890
This photograph shows Paiute members Paiute Jim and his wife. Paiute Jim is wearing beaded jewelry around his neck and over his torso, while his wife is wrapped in a plaid blanket wearing moccasins and a pointed hat. Image was previously identified as Joaquin Jim, war leader of the Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute during the Owens Valley Indian War in the 1860s, but this is now considered doubtful. Probably photographed by C.W. Carter; a stereoscopic version of this image is in the Library of Congress with a printed series descriptor of "Carter's Celebrated Indian Stereoscopics."


Sac-a-pee, Mo-less and Wah-port-e-cah portrait

Sac-a-pee, Mo-less and Wah-port-e-cah portrait
Date: Between 1866 and 1880
This photograph shows Sac and Fox members Sac-a-pee, Mo-Less and Wah-port-ce-cah, also known as Big Bear. The men in the photograph are wearing leggings, moccasins, shirts and scarves fastened around their neck.


Shoshone Moccasin

Shoshone Moccasin
Date: Unknown
When donated in 1925 it was noted that this moccasin was Shoshone in origin, though no supporting evidence was given at that time. The moccasin was sewn with sinew and the thongs carry around the heel and through lace holes. The upper and the front edge are trimmed with bands of red, yellow, green, and blue beads.


Sitting Bull

Sitting Bull
Date: 1876
Photographs show Sioux member Sitting Bull. One photograph shows Sitting Bull wearing a feathered headdress and moccasins. The other portrait shows Sitting Bull wearing a hat and fur collar.


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