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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 99 Blackfeet 183
rawhide 1018 dyed porcupine quills 86 tanned hide 162 sinew 620 porcupine quills 146
Moccasins 497
ca. 1870
L: 10.5 in, H: 3.5 in, width: 4.5 in
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The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
Men’s moccasins with quillwork designs. Tanned hide uppers, rawhide soles, seam at back of heel. Cuff is part of uppers. Separate tongue, angled with flat end. All stitched with sinew. Hide ties inserted in holes front of ankle cuffs and into center of tongue. Instep decorated with rows of yellow quillwork ground and simple design of two pink leaves, one purple leaf; leaves outlined with twisted quillwork detail. One row of red quillwork, with row of natural (un-dyed) quillwork below around perimeter of moccasins above sole. Inscription in ink on sole: “Blackfeet 10.00.” Additional research needed on tribal id.
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