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Plains Indian Museum

Sioux 990 Northern Plains 1866 Lakota 107
glass beads 689 tanned hide 570 cotton thread 354
Moccasins 497
ca. 1900
L: 10.5 in, width: 4 in, H: 3.75 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
Fully beaded (including soles), man's moccasins with straight ankle cuff, attached "U" shaped hide tongue, and 2"L fringe strip vertically along seam on heel. Ankle cuff is trimmed with ½" W pinked tanned hide. Majority color is light blue seed beads. Perimeter border is three (3) almost ½" W rows in light blue with six (6) 3"W tipis in red, white and dark blue with gold doors. Between tipis are five (5) sets of 3 vertically stacked, small red boxes. Vamp, ankle cuff to heel is solid light blue. Vamp has with two of the triangles/tipis pointed ends in. Two inverted triangles on ankle cuff - one on each side. Sole is fully covered with light blue seed beads. In center is 1 ½"W x 3 ¼"L dark blue diamond shape with red and blue outline. Off both points is 1 3/8" W dark blue and white bar with three 1"L diamonds attached - ½ white & ½ dark blue.
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