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Beaded leather moccasins with American flag motif and letters against a white background / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

The bead work on the heel indicates Cheyenne and early 20th century. This pair of moccasins have worn soles. Initials "HB" with American flag design on top of the foot.

Tags: American flag, white, red, blue, greasy yellow beads, bead work, leather ties, light blue
People: possibly Cheyenne or Arapaho
Places: Oklahoma
Purpose: possibly domestic use or ceremonial events

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Beaded leather moccasins with American flag motif and letters against a white background
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; possibly Arapaho
Date: 
late 19th century - early 20th century
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
leather, glass, cotton
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.2321a-b
Department: 
Not On View

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