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Catalog Number 7423-20-(1-2)
Title Leggings, Pair; Leather; Beaded; Geometric; Women's
Object Name Legging
Description One pair of leather leggings. Leggings are for a small adult female or older female child. The leggings are full length to cover the entire leg from ankle to knee. The upper portion of the legging is sewn into a tube shape, the seam stitched by machine with cotton thread. The lower portions of the leggings are made of a separate piece of leather that is attached to the uppers with hand stitching and thick cotton thread. The lower portions of the leggings open along one edge and tie closed with pairs of leather thongs. The lower portions are covered with glass beads. The beads used in the design are white, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow, and white heart red. The design on each pair is geometric and features a "turtle" motif composed of a square with triangles extending from the sides and corners. Triangles decorate the edges of the beaded design. The beads are attached to the leather with lazy stitch and cotton thread.
Date c. 1910-1925
Year Range from 1910
Year Range to 1925
Culture North American Indian/Dakota Sioux?/
Material leather, glass beads, sinew, thread
Place of Origin USA; South Dakota
Length (in) 13.5
Width (in) 6
People Booth, George T.
Other Name Legging, Women's
History Colleted by George T. Booth. According to catalog records, most of the materials in the collection are attributed to the Dakota-Sioux of western Nebraska and South Dakota.

George T. Booth's obituary says that his was born in Crete in 1895. He was a WWI veteran and worked for the University of Nebraska transportation pool. He died February 22, 1949.
Credit line George T. Booth, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Booth, George T.