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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.

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Item Number: 508199
Call Number: 1985.C.58
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 508199

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