Moccasins (Dance Boots)

Gwich'in, Dene (Athabascan), Fort Yukon, Alaska, Alaska, Subarctic


collected 1903-1904

Native tanned and smoked hide, glass beads, metal beads, thread

Overall: 6 1/2 x 4 3/16 x 9 13/16 in. (16.5 x 10.7 x 25 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Lt. Col. Alfred T. Clifton, Class of 1927P



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name

Clothing: Footwear


Native American

Native American: Subarctic

Not on view

Course History

ANTH 12.11, NAS 30, Arctic Crossroads: Its Peoples, Cultures, and History, William Fitzhugh, Winter 2015

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.


Collected by Lt. Col. Alfred Theodore Clifton (1875-1944) with the U.S. Army Signal Corps aboard the cable ship Burnside, St. Michael, Alaska, 1903-1904; given to present collection (through his son, Alfred Theodore Clifton, Jr. (1906-1996), Class of 1927), 1942.

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