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Plains Indian Museum

Upper Missouri Region 15 Hidatsa 19 Mandan 38
dyed porcupine quills 86 sinew 620 tanned hide 162 rawhide 1018 tin cones 81 feathers 641
Moccasins 497
ca. 1890
H: 4 in, width: 5 in, L: 11.5 in
Credit Line:
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
Moccasins with quilled designs. Tanned hide uppers with ankle cuff, seam at back of heel, separate tongue. Rawhide soles, sinew sewn. Long tongue, triangular with flat end and quillwork covered rawhide strips at ends, tin cones with red and white feathers. Hide ties inserted in holes in front of ankle cuffs. Instep covered with horizontal rows of red quillwork, triangular stepped box designs natural quillwork with black centers; short row of green quillwork with two drops on sides. Thin band red quillwork around perimeter of moccasin above sole. Three fringes attached at seam of upper and sole at heel. Note from Arthur Amiotte in inventory book notes as possibly Mandan or Hidatsa.
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