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Catalog Number 11310-10-(1-2)
Title Moccasins; Leather; Beaded; 3 stripe design; Crow
Object Name Moccasin
Description One pair of adult leather moccasins with hard sole and decorated with glass beads. The leather is cut in a straight inside line to toe with a straight cut, stand up cuff with a slit in the back. Heel of moccasin has a seam, covered with a strip of striped beadwork. Leather thong laces wrap around the ankle through slits in the skin. A triangular leather tongue is cut from a separate piece of leather and attached to the instep with sinew. The instep is decorated with a narrow strip of beadwork flanked with two smaller rectangles. The colors used in the design are white heart red, dark blue, greasy yellow, and green. The beads are attached with sinew in a lazy stitch.
Date 1880-1890
Year Range from 1880
Year Range to 1890
Culture North American Indian/Crow
Material leather; glass beads; sinew
Height (in) 3.75
Length (in) 10
Width (in) 3.5
People Keeling, William Henry
History 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 Crow and dated 1875.
Credit line William Henry Keeling, Falls City (Richardson), Nebraska
Collection Keeling, William Henry