Moccasins decorated with a Floral Motif and Red Berries

Cree, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Canada, Subarctic

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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

13.137.4094G

Geography/Culture

North America, Canada

Period

19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Footwear

Classification

Native American

Native American: Subarctic

Not on view

Inscription

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.

Provenance

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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