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Catalog Number 4948-259-(1-2)
Title Moccasins, Pair, Woodland Style, Soft Sole; Adult
Object Name Moccasin
Description Adult moccasins with a soft sole and seams at the front and rear. U shaped instep is decorated with beaded floral motif that incorporates light blue, white, clear red, clear yellow, pink and dark green beads. Floral motif is of a single 5 point flower extending downward from two spiraled leaf/bud shapes. The edges of the instep are trimmed with red wool fiber fragments that are wrapped around cotton thread. A separate cut high, wrap-around cuff with straight cut edges with a green silk binding attached with thread. A flap of buckskin also with green silk binding is attached between the foot opening and the wrap around cuff. This binding extends past the ankle flap edges and serves as ties. This flap is decorated with glass beads applied in a zig zag shape. The square shaped tongue is cut from the single piece of leather. A double ply piece of thin cardboard is stitched to the tongue to give it support. The moccasins have a pointed toe and are gathered to the instep. The beads are attached with an overlay and lazy stitches and thread.
Year Range to 1905
Culture North American Indian
Material tanned hide; glass beads; wool; silk; cardboard; thread
Made Munroe, Lily B.
Used USA: Nebraska (Cuming), West Point
Height (in) 4.375
Length (in) 9.75
Width (in) 4.5
People Munroe, Lily B.
History Donor worked as a teacher on the Rosebud reservation from 1900-1905. She may have acquired this there. Some of the items in her collection were presented to her, others she sent to members of her family as gifts. There is additional information about her family history in the donor file.

From donor form/catalog list: made by Miss. Munroe
Credit line Lily B. Munroe, West Point (Cuming), Nebraska
Collection Munroe, Lily B.