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Catalog Number 11310-11-(1-2)
Title Moccasins; Leather; Beaded; Crow
Object Name Moccasin
Description Adult moccasins made of leather with hard sole and decorated with glass beads. The leather is cut in a straight inside line to toe with a split back and straight cut cuff. An elongated triangular tongue is attached with sinew. Leather thong laces are wrapped around the ankle through slits in the skin. The moccasins are decorated with glass beads on the instep in colors of dark blue, white, pink and white heart red beads. The beadwork design is a thin rectangular bar running up and down the instep and has stripes of multi-colored beads in it. The beads are attached with sinew in a lazy stitch. Painted parflesche insoles.
Date 1875
Year Range from 1875
Year Range to 1875
Culture North American Indian/Crow
Material Leather, Glass Beads, Sinew
Height (in) 4
Length (in) 9.75
Width (in) 4
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 moccains are identifed as Sioux.
Credit line William Henry Keeling, Falls City (Richardson), Nebraska
Collection Keeling, William Henry