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Women and Men's Footwear

Focus on Dakota, Lakota, Crow, and Cheyenne Peoples' footwear.

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: Majel B


NA.202.6
Northern Plains | Lakota | S...
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NA.202.6 | ca. 1885 | L: 10.5 in, width: 4.5 in, H: 4.5 in | Gift of Irving H. "Larry" Larom Estate | Dress and Adornment: Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, wrapped quillwork on vamp, sides, back and on split V tongue, drawstring lazy stitch beadwork outlining tongue and borderline along bottom edge, red horse hair and tin cone danglers attached to tongue, rawhide soles. Black and red checked tradecloth along ankle opening. Five rawhide fringe trailers attached to heel. | NA.202.6 detail1.JPG | NA.202.6.JPG | NA.202.6 detail2.JPG | NA.202.6detail3.jpg | NA.202.6.jpg | Moccasins | Cotton cloth | glass beads | rawhide | tanned deer hide | tin cones | porcupine quills | Horse Hair | Northern Plains | Lakota | Sioux

NA.202.7
Sioux | Northern Plains | Mo...
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NA.202.7 | ca. 1890 | L: 9.875 in, width: 4 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, wrapped quillwork on vamp sides, back soles and front tongue, wrapped tabs hanging from ankle opening with tin cone and horse hair danglers. Lazy stitch white beaded border lane along bottom edge of top and white border lane along edge of sole. Blue cotton tradecloth along edge of ankle opening, quill wrapped trailer on heel. | NA.202.7dtl .JPG | NA.202.7view1.JPG | NA.202.7view2.JPG | NA.202.7.jpg | Moccasins | tin cones | porcupine quills | Cotton cloth | Horse Hair | tanned deer hide | glass beads | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.202.19
Northern Plains | Sioux | Mo...
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NA.202.19 | ca. 1890 | L: 10.417 in, width: 4 in | Bequest of the Adele K. "Pokey" Willoughby Estate | Dress and Adornment: Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, lazy stitch bead decoration in geometric design on vamp, sides, back and on split V tongue. Triple row borderlane along bottom edge, rawhide soles. Red tradecloth along top edge of ankle opening. | NA.202.19.A&B.JPG | NA.202.19.jpg | geometric | Moccasins | soles | tanned | trade | deer | hide | Beads | Red | lazy stitch | cloth | rawhide | seed | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.202.22
Sioux | Northern Plains | Mo...
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NA.202.22 | ca. 1885 | L: 9.5 in, width: 3.625 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, lazy stitch bead decoration in geometric design on vamp, sides, back and on pointed tongue with tin cone & horse hair danglers. Borderlane along bottom edge, print tradecloth around ankle opening. Rawhide soles. Made by Sitting Bull's daughter for Oliver Shannon in 1881. | NA.202.22.JPG | na.202.22.jpg | geometric | Moccasins | tanned | hide | lazy stitch | seed | trade | cloth | horse | soles | deer | Print | tin | rawhide | hair | cones | Beads | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.202.29
Sioux | Northern Plains | Mo...
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NA.202.29 | ca. 1885 | L: 10.625 in, width: 4 in | Bequest of the Adele K. "Pokey" Willoughby Estate | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, lazy stitch bead decoration in geometric design on vamp, sides, triple border lane along bottom edge. Twisted rawhide trailers attached to heel, plaid tradecloth along top of ankle opening. Rawhide soles. | NA.202.29.JPG | geometric | Moccasins | trade cloth | rawhide | plaid | glass beads | tanned deer hide | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.202.270
Sioux | Northern Plains | Mo...
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NA.202.270 | ca. 1890 | L: 11.75 in, width: 3.5 in | Gift in memory of Mrs. Ernest R. May, Sr. by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ernest R. May, Jr., Woodriver, Wyoming | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, fully beaded top in lazy stitch geometric design. Split "V" tongue with tin cone and red horse hair danglers. Rawhide soles. Ankle opening edge bound with red wool. | na.202.270.jpg | geometric | Moccasins | rawhide | soles | trade | hide | lazy stitch | tin | deer | Red | Beads | cloth | horse | tanned | wool | seed | hair | cones | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.202.819
Sioux | Pine Ridge Indian Re...
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NA.202.819 | ca. 1900 | L: 11 in, width: 3.875 in, H: 3.5 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Ramser, Jr | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Leather; beaded with triangle and stripe design in purple, yellow, blue and red white hearts on white ground; rawhide soles; leather fringe and one large bead attached to heel of left moccasin. ---Sioux Pine Ridge Res. S. Dakota 1909. | NA.202.819A&B.JPG | na.202.819.jpg | stripes | triangles | Moccasins | leather | seed | yellow | blue | rawhide | purple | fringe | White | soles | red white hearts | Beads | Sioux | Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota

NA.202.104
Northern Plains | Sioux | Mo...
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NA.202.104 | ca. 1900 | L: 10.75 in, width: 4 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, fully beaded (including soles) in lazy stitch geometric and open door tipi design. Beaded tongue with tin cone and blue feather puff danglers attached. | NA.202.104A&B.JPG | NA.202.104.jpg | NA.202.104view2.jpg | Na.202.104dtl.jpg | tipi | geometric | Moccasins | hide | cones | lazy stitch | tanned | deer | feathers | Beads | tin | blue | seed | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.202.362
Sioux | Northern Plains | Mo...
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NA.202.362 | ca. 1905 | L: 6.375 in, width: 2.75 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Child's -- One piece uppers with oblong beaded strips on the vamps in light blue, dark blue, yellow, red, green and white. | NA.202.362.jpg | NA.202.362dtl2.jpg | NA.202.362dtl1.jpg | NA.202.362dtl3.jpg | Moccasins | bead | feathers | cones | Red | Buckskin | White | green | rawhide | metal | soles | blue | seed | trade | cloth | yellow | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.202.13
Sioux | Northern Plains | Mo...
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NA.202.13 | ca. 1920 | L: 10.5 in, width: 3.875 in | Gift in memory of Mrs. Ernest R. May, Sr. by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ernest R. May, Jr., Woodriver, Wyoming | Dress and Adornment: Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, lazy stitch bead decoration in checker board design on vamp with border lane along bottom edge. Rawhide soles. | NA.202.13.A&B.JPG | na.202.13.jpg | checker board design | Moccasins | Beads | hide | rawhide | tanned | lazy stitch | seed | deer | soles | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.202.859
Sioux | Moccasins | lazy sti...
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NA.202.859 | ca. 1885 | H: 4.625 x 4.5 in, width: 3.5 x 3.375 in, L: 9.875 x 9.5 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Barron G. Collier, II | Dress and Adornment: Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Buckskin uppers, soles, tongue and rectangular cuff-sinew sewn. Fully beaded vamp has lazy stitched band of red white hearts down center with bands of white and royal blue triangles on either side, all on royal ground with 2 rows of faceted gold and 2 of faceted silver beads on each side. Sides are beaded all around with triangles of green, red white hearts, faceted gold and royal blue with a central door of faceted gold and royal, alternating with red white hearts and gold faceted crosses, all on white ground. Soles are fully lazy stitch beaded with diagonal rows of white and red white hearts rectangles on a central royal blue ground surrounded by red white hearts stepped triangles with doors of royal and white alternating with royal blue rectangles on a white ground. | NA.202.859A&B.JPG | na.202.859v2.jpg | na.202.859v1.jpg | NA.202.859.jpg | diagonal rows | bands | rectangles | central doors | triangles | stepped triangles with doors | crosses | Moccasins | lazy stitch | red white hearts | Beads | green | silver | faceted | sinew | gold | royal blue | White | Buckskin | seed | Sioux

NA.202.691
Sioux | South Dakota | Mocca...
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Museum record: NA.202.691 | ca. 1920 | L: 9.5 in, width: 3.5 in, H: 4.25 in | Gift in memory of Mrs. Ernest R. May, Sr. by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ernest R. May, Jr., Woodriver, Wyoming | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Deerskin, fully beaded including sole. Stepped triangle designs in dark blue, yellow, turquoise and red on white ground with green fill. Soles beaded in dark blue, turquoise, red, yellow and white. | NA.202.691A&B.JPG | na.202.691v1.jpg | na.202.691v2.jpg | stepped triangles | Moccasins | seed | fully beaded including soles | Red | turquoise | yellow | White | dark blue | Beads | deerskin | Sioux | South Dakota

NA.202.462
Eastern Sioux | North Dakota...
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NA.202.462 | 1885 | Chandler-Pohrt Collection | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/or Festive Adornment. Deerskin, rawhide sole, brown cloth binding around top and tongue; decorated with porcupine quills in circular pattern of feathers to show the sun; red lines show the pattern drawn on the leather quill colors are purple, white, green and yellow. | NA.202.462.JPG | NA.202.462.jpg | lines | feathers | sun | circular pattern | Moccasins | porcupine quills | deer hide | cloth | rawhide | Eastern Sioux | North Dakota

NA.202.749
South Dakota | Eastern Sioux...
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NA.202.749 | 1890 | L: 9.75 in, width: 3.375 in, H: 3.625 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Deerskin, hard soled, pinked cuff; cloth lining; multi-colored floral beaded design off central stem on foot; also beading on eah side; red ribbon around heel. ---Chippaway Indian moccasins made of buckskin. Chippaway Indians not having buffalo nor horses had to use buckskin. (label) | NA.202.749.A&B.JPG | na.202.749.jpg | floral | Moccasins | deerskin | ribbon | multi-colored | Beads | lining | Red | cloth | seed | South Dakota | Eastern Sioux

NA.202.904
Eastern Sioux | Moccasins | ...
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NA.202.904 | ca. 1900 | H: 8.55 in, L: 10.375 in, width: 4 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Guido R. Rahr, Jr | Dress and Adornment: Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Alam-tanned cowhide uppers sinew sewn to cow rawhide soles with remnants of reddish brown hair. Upper includes long trapezoidal tongue, muslin ankle wraps sinew sewn to moccasin edge. Commercial leather thong ties woven through holes around ankle edge with extra length to wrap around muslin extensions. Vamps are lazy stitch beaded with a diamond divided into checkerboard squares in royal blue, yellow, clear red, green and white. Appended to diamond points are long triangles in clear red with royal bottoms. | na.202.904.jpg | Diamond | checkerboard | Moccasins | cow rawhide | cowhide | hair | muslin | sinew | Beads | alam tanned | Eastern Sioux

NA.202.182
Northern Plains | Sioux | Mo...
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NA.202.182 | ca. 1930 | L: 10 in, width: 3.375 in, H: 10.5 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, fully beaded vamp in lazy stitch geometric design, triple border lane along bottom edge. Beaded star on back of top. Beaded border lane along edge of top. Rawhide soles. **Supposedly belonged to Eagle Woman** | NA.202.182A&B.JPG | NA.202.182dtl2.jpg | NA.202.182.jpg | NA.202.182dtl1.jpg | geometric | star design | Moccasins | deer | seed | Beads | soles | rawhide | tanned | hide | lazy stitch | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.202.638
Fort Belknap Indian Reservat...
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NA.202.638 | 1920 | L: 4.625 in, width: 3.5 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Pohrt | Dress and Adornment: Daily and/or Festive Adronment. Child's -- Deerskin partially beaded chevron design with two feathers on toe and triangles around the bottom in yellow and blue on white ground. One with tongue sewn on. | NA.202.638.JPG | NA.202.638A&B.JPG | na.202.638.jpg | chevron | triangles | moccasins uppers | Beads | blue | White | seed | deerskin | yellow | Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, Montana | Gros Ventre

NA.202.666
Montana | Assiniboine | mocc...
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NA.202.666 | 1890 | L: 10.25 in, width: 3.875 in, H: 3 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Single -- Deerskin, hard soled made from parfleche. Fully beaded with diamond designs in blue, white, red white hearts, yellow and green. Portion of one side torn and missing. | NA.202.666.JPG | na.202.666.jpg | NA.202.666.JPG | diamonds | moccasin | torn | White | green | deerskin | red white hearts | Beads | made from | seed | blue | parfleche | yellow | part missing | Montana | Assiniboine

NA.202.856
Assiniboine | Gros Ventre | ...
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NA.202.856 | ca. 1885 | L: 10.5 in, width: 3.625 in, H: 4 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Senator and Mrs. Alan K. Simpson | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Indian tanned buckskin upper with separate rectangular tongue, rawhide sole, fringed strip in heel seam, sinew sewn. Fully beaded upper (applique stitch) with a cross design on white triangles with orange rectangles bordered and connected with royal blue on vamp, diamond and triangles design in orange and royal on sides of ankles, all on periwinkle blue ground with a band around bottom edge of foot of triangles of orange or red white hearts bordered with white and royal on pink ground. Leather thong tie secured through holes at heel and front edges of narrow leather top ankle edge. | NA.202.856A&B.JPG | NA.202.856.jpg | NA.202.856.jpg | triangles | diamonds | cross | bands | Moccasins | Buckskin | sole | sewn | periwinkle blue | Beads | orange | pink | sinew | red white hearts | royal blue | seed | rawhide | White | fringe | Indian tanned | Assiniboine | Gros Ventre