Children's or young adult's moccasins made of leather with hard sole. The leather is cut in a straight inside line to toe with a split back and slanted cuff. The tongue is a separate piece in an elongated trapezoidal shape. Thong laces wrap around the ankle through slits in the leather. There seem to be traces of yellow paint on the undecorated leather.
|Culture||North American Indian/Cheyenne|
Keeling, William Henry
|Other Name||Moccasin, Children's|
Collected by Major William Henry Keeling. In 1855 Keeling surveyed the line between Kansas and Nebraska. He went to Texas in 1859. He also served with the U.S. Army during the Civil War. From 1862-1865 he served with the battalion that was General Sherman's bodyguard. In the late 1860s, he was stationed at western army posts, including Camp Cooke and Fort Leavenworth. During the 1880s he was the post trader at Fort Leavenworth.
In the old catalog records from Arbor Lodge, these moccasins are identified as Cheyenne.
|Credit line||William Henry Keeling, Falls City (Richardson), Nebraska|
|Collection||Keeling, William Henry|