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Catalog Number 11310-13-(1-2)
Title Moccasins; Leather; Beaded; Floral; Crow
Object Name Moccasin
Description One pair of adult women's moccasins with a separate hard sole and back heel seam. Ankle flaps are made of separate pieces of leather that is thinner and a lighter color. The insteps are decorated with a beaded floral design that incorporates red, dark green, light blue, dark green, pink and dark blue. The beaded motif is of a symetrical multi-branched stem with 9 leaf and flower bud shapes extending from it. The beadwork is attached with running and overlay stitch and thread. Thin leather ties wrap around the ankle of each through piercings in the leather and tie at the front of the moccasin.
Date 1880-1900
Year Range from 1880
Year Range to 1900
Culture North American Indian/Crow?
Material leather, sinew, glass beads, thread
Height (in) 5.25
Length (in) 10.5
Width (in) 3.625
People Keeling, William Henry
Other Name Moccasin, Women's
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.
Credit line William Henry Keeling, Falls City (Richardson), Nebraska
Collection Keeling, William Henry