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 Designs of the Northern Woodlands, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 20, 1995-February 9, 1997.

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.


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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