Moccasins

Seneca (Haudenosaunee)
Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)
Northeast Woodlands
Woodlands

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about 1820

Deerskin, porcupine quills, dye, sinew, ribbon, thread

Overall: 2 3/8 × 9 7/16 × 3 15/16 in. (6 × 24 × 10 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Robert G. Chaffee, Class of 1936

159.14.14400

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Footwear

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Woodlands

Not on view

Exhibition History

Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8, 2011-March 12, 2012.

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.

Publication History

George P. Horse Capture, Sr., Joe D. Horse Capture, Joseph M. Sanchez, et al., Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2011, ill. on p. 115 and p. 176, no. 154.

Sherry Brydon, "Beautiful in Its Materials and Finish" Early-Nineteenth-Century Iroquois Moccasins, American Indian Art Magazine, Volume 36, Number 4, Autumn 2011, Scottsdale, Arizona: American Indian Art, Inc., ill. p. 71, number 8.

Provenance

Found in the Chaffee family's dress-up box; Robert G. Chaffee, Class of 1936 (1914-1986); given to present collection, 1959.

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