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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 99
tanned hide 162 sinew 620 glass beads 689 parfleche 19
Moccasins 497
ca. 1890
L: 10.25 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
Hard soled of repurposed painted parfleche sinew sewn to one piece top, straight cut, undecorated ankle with tanned hide strip tie through holes on both sides of front and slit in back. Attached tongue, straight with cut out U-tab (2 long tabs), beaded in red majority with three (3) white boxes with blue interior on each strip and across top horizontal strip; larger red round beads tied on to each strip. Vamp and band goes around to heel. On vamp: majority tomato red seed beads, in 10 vertical rows with two (2) zig zag lines in white beads that V downward running horizontally across vamp. Three (3) beaded horizontal rows go around perimeter in same shade of red with six (6) white tipis with blue door and green insert, intermixed with five (5) sets of small, stacked white with blue insert boxes with one set on the toe – none on rear portion of shoe. Tanned hide trailer on heel, fringed into three slits. Mixture of design elements and styles from Cheyenne and Lakota traditions.
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