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Catalog Number 11310-22-(1-2)
Title Moccasins, Pair, Alaskan
Object Name Moccasin
Description One pair of men's large moccasins. Soft soled woodland style made of rust colored leather. LIned with cream colored cotton. Ankle flaps are made of brown velveteen fabric that has possible cardboard lining inside. A double row of white beads is placed on the edges of the brown velvet. The tops of the ankle flaps has red wool herringbone pattern woven wool fabric that extends past the cuff and forms ankle ties. The lower edges of the ankle flaps are trimmed with faded red cotton fabric. The tops of the moccasins have a panel of brown velveteen fabric on a base of thin cardboard. A beaded 6 petal floral design is appliqued to the top of the moccasin. The beads are large and in shades of pink, clear pink, clear blue, blue, clear, clear yellow and white. The appliques are attached to a background of thin yellowed paper. The main beaded design has metal gold sequins with clear yellow gold beads centered in each.
Date 1890-1900
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1900
Culture Alaskan/North American Indian
Material leather, glass beads, velvet, wool braid trim
Height (in) 4
Length (in) 10.5
Width (in) 5.5
People Keeling, William Henry
Other Name Moccasin, Men'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.
Credit line William Henry Keeling, Falls City (Richardson), Nebraska
Collection Keeling, William Henry