Moccasins decorated with a Floral Motif and Red Berries
mid-late 19th century
Buckskin, silk thread, porcupine quills, sinew, wool, and cloth
Overall: 10 1/16 in. (25.5 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. William M. Leeds
Place Made: Canada, North America
Native American: Subarctic
Not on view
Marks: "1900" written on bottom of sole of each.
Native American Designs of the Northern Woodlands, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 20, 1995-February 9, 1997.
Possibly belonged to Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce; probably acquired by William M. Leeds (1829-1886) during his time working for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, about 1876-1879; to his wife, Catharine G. Lockwood Leeds (1825-1913), New York; given to present collection, about 1879-1888; catalogued, 1913.
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