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Child's beaded leather moccasins with geometric designs and hard soles / Unknown

Essay/Description

Child’s beaded leather moccasins with geometric designs.

Curatorial Remarks

The red beads are 19th century and also called "white hearts" meaning they have a white core in the red. The design on the vamp of the moccasins are indicative of the Arapaho. The purpose for the use of moccasins at the turn of the 20th century were "transitional" meaning they could have been worn for domestic or ceremonial use.

Tags: beadwork, hide, child's moccasins, blue beads, cross design, geometric designs, red beads, green beads, leather ties
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): 
Child's beaded leather moccasins with geometric designs and hard soles
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Cheyenne
Date: 
circa 1900
Place: 
United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
hide, glass, cotton
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.347a-b
Previous Number(s): 
8427.347; 84.347
Department: 
On View

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