Moccasins decorated with a Floral Motif and Red Berries

Cree, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Canada, Subarctic


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 College: Gift of Mrs. William M. Leeds



North America, Canada


19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Footwear


Native American

Native American: Subarctic

Not on view


Marks: "1900" written on bottom of sole of each.

Exhibition History

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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