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Catalog Number 11284-9-(1-2)
Title Moccasins, Womans; Pair
Object Name Moccasin
Description Adult moccasins made of leather with hard sole and decorated with glass beads. The leather is cut in a straight inside line to toe with folded over cuff made of a separate piece of leather. Leather thong laces wrap around the ankle through slits in the skin. Tongues made of triangular pieces of leather are attached to the insteps with sinew. The moccasins are decorated with glass beads in colors of dark blue, light blue, white, and white heart red. The beaded design is a checkerboard pattern featuring small squares arranged in angled lines. The outer edge of the moccasin is trimmed with a band of blue beads that has pairs of white triangles that are outlined in red beads, arranged inside of it. Beads are attached to leather with overlay, lazy stitch and sinew.
Date 1891
Year Range from 1891
Year Range to 1891
Culture Sioux/North American Indian
Material Leather; Glass Beads; Sinew
Used Gordon; Sheridan County
Height (in) 5.875
Length (in) 10.625
Width (in) 3.5
People Towle, Charles L.
Search Terms Nebraska National Guard
Other Name Moccasin, Women's
Event Wounded Knee?
History According to the donor's family history, collected by Charles L. Towle. Charles supposedly participated in Wounded Knee according to family history. Towle was a member of the Nebraska National Guard. 1891 lists show that he was a First Lieutenant in Company K, Second Infantry. Although the Nebraska National Guard wqas not involved at Wounded Knee, they were mobilized afterward and stationed in northwest Nebraska. Company K was stationed at Gordon, Nebraska.
Credit line Mrs. Roy V. Anderson, Oak Ridge, Tennessee