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Beaded Moccasin

Beaded Moccasin
Date: 1875-1925
This single beaded moccasin was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2006. The linear motif pattern, similar to a Central Plains style, is sewn with white, green, blue, and red beads. Beads also border the sole and a strip of beading is on the moccasin back, above the heel.


Beaded Moccasins

Beaded Moccasins
Date: Unknown
The pair of slip-on beaded mocassins were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1923. The leather mocassins were beaded with dark and light blue, red and yellow beads in a geometric pattern on the uppers and around the edges. The soles were possibly recycled from a parfleche, a container made from a hide that was dried by stretching it onto a frame and then sewn together. The interior sole of the moccasins shows the painting that would have decorated the parfleche.


Beaded Moccasins

Beaded Moccasins
Date: Unknown
This pair of leather moccasins is decorated with white, blue, and red beads in triangle and bar patterns. 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
These moccasins were originally on display at the Highland Museum (later the Iowa and Sac and Fox Historic Site) in Doniphan County. The rounded toe moccasins have fur lined flaps and hard leather soles. Black cotton bands, stuffed with a red, white and blue printed cotton, trims the sides. The uppers and sides are decorated with a linear motif in red, white and blue beads.


Beaded Moccasins

Beaded Moccasins
Date: Unknown
This pair of beaded moccasins was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1960. The one piece uppers have an applied tongue and rawhide soles, sewn with sinew. They are decorated with a white beaded background and a red and blue beaded linear pattern, similar to a Central Plains style.


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 was decorated with a colorful variety of beads in triangle and linear patterns. The front of the tongue has brass tinklers with red feathers in addition to the beaded decoration. 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. These moccasins spent many years on display at the Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site before returning to the Kansas Historical Society.


Beaded Moccasins

Beaded Moccasins
Date: Unknown
The pair of slip-on beaded moccasins were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2003. They are likely either decorated in a Pawnee or Plains style. The leather moccasins were beaded with dark blue, red and green beads in a floral pattern on the uppers and around the sides. Traces of animal hair remain on the soles in addition to some writing in pencil.


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 Beaded Moccasins

Child's Beaded Moccasins
Date: Unknown
This pair of child's moccasins was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1985. The moccasin are made of buckskin with a single tie leather lace and hard leather soles. The moccasins are decorated with a green, red, black, and blue beaded checkerboard and linear pattern.


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.


Kiowa Moccasin

Kiowa Moccasin
Date: Unknown
This pair of moccasins with a rawhide sole was donated in 1971 to the Kansas Historical Society. They may be Kiowa in origin. The tongues are outlined in red and white beads. Red, green, blue, and white beading decorates the top and sides in a geometric pattern. Leather fringe, mostly lost now, is attached along the top and the heel seam. The moccasins were sewn with sinew.


Moccasins

Moccasins
Date: between 1890 and 1930
Slip-on leather moccasins decorated with beadwork on the uppers. Sinew wrap closure at ankle. Used by western artist Lawrence Coffelt as a prop in his Flint Hill Studio in Emporia, Kansas. Coffelt was born in Sycamore Springs, Kansas, in 1910, and died in Emporia in 1976. He operated outdoor advertising businesses in central Kansas for about 25 years before retiring and turning to art full-time in 1960. Coffelt was a largely self-taught artist who produced oil paintings and bronze sculptures.


Osage Beaded Moccasins

Osage Beaded Moccasins
Date: Unknown
These beaded moccasins are affiliated with the Osage Tribe. The leather moccasins have beaded tops, sides and soles in white, green, red, blue and metallic colored beads in geometric patterns. The tongues are split into two points that are tipped with metal tinklers and dyed red hair, possibly from a deer. It has been estimated that these moccasins may have been over 100 years old when donated in 1987 to the Kansas Historical Society.


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.


Siouxian Moccasins

Siouxian Moccasins
Date: Unknown
This pair of slip-on beaded and fringed moccasins were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1902. The leather moccasins have hard soles and were beaded with bands of white, blue and red beads in a geometric pattern on the uppers and around the edges. A leather fringe is attached to the uppers. Also on the uppers is a red dye or stain. The heels have been ripped.


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