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Child's hard sole high top moccasins with brass studs

Essay/Description

Child’s boot leggings. Brass buttons and hard sole. This is a reference image scanned from an older transparency.

Curatorial Remarks

This type of high top moccasin would have been worn for any kind of ceremonial event including dances and formal Indian activities. Indian clothes like these high top moccasins became formal clothing increasingly during the 20th century.

Tags: yellow stain, beads, deer hide, beaded circle, metal brads for decoration
People: Kiowa, Southern Plains tribes
Places: Southern Plains
Purpose: 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 hard sole high top moccasins with brass studs
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Kiowa
Date: 
circa 1900
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
Oklahoma, Southern Plains, United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
hide, glass, metal, pigment
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.745a-b
Previous Number(s): 
84.745; 8426.745; 84.745
Department: 
Not On View

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