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Women’s beaded and hard soled moccasins with geometric designs / Unknown

Essay/Description

Hard sole, women’s moccasins. Predominately white field of beading with red and blue cross design. Border (single), double on heel.

Curatorial Remarks

The style of moccasins is Cheyenne. This could have been made by the Otoe in Cheyenne style. These are special event moccasins worn during ceremonial events. The hide could be smoked tanned leather; the darker hide could be an indicator that is was made for commercial purposes. These moccasins were made for a woman.

Tags: multi-colored beads, hide, bead work, Cheyenne style, simple design
People: Cheyenne, possible Otoe
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial events, special events

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

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Title(s): 
Women’s beaded and hard soled moccasins with geometric designs
Creator(s): 
Unknown;
Emil William Lenders
Culture: 
Native American; Cheyenne or Otoe (artist and user)
Date: 
early 20th century
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
leather, glass, sinew
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Emil Lenders Collection
Accession No: 
84.427a-b
Previous Number(s): 
84.427
Department: 
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