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Catalog Number 11284-8-(1-2)
Title Moccasins, Men's; Set 11284- 4, 7, 8
Object Name Moccasin
Description Set 11284- 4, 7, 8. Soft sole woodland style adult moccasins. Made of smoked leather, possibly moose hide. Seams front and rear. U shaped instep of red wool fabric that has undyed white serrated edge at the top. Moccasin has pointed toe, gathered at the instep. The ankle flap is tall and bound at the top edge with a brown madder brown geometric print fabric. The ankle flap edge has a strip of serrated edge wool fabric hanging down from the top of the flap. The ankle ties are made of strips of unhemmed pale orange fabric that is tied in a bow and pinned or stitched to the edges of the ankle flaps. The tongues are square at the top and covered with wool. The beadwork is floral and geometric. The design on the top of the instep is of an upside down heart made of dark green, pink, white and dark blue beads. The instep has a double row of yellow and dark blue beads. A symetrical floral motif extends from the instep. The design is outlined with white beads and features 5 floral shapes filled in with rows of dark blue, yellow, pink and dark green beads. A set of round buds or flourishes extend from the top of this design. These shapes are made of dark and light blue beads. Additional beadwork is placed on the side of the moccasins, which consists of a thick rectangle shape containing two triangles. The beadwork is attached to the leather with lazy stitch and thread.
Date 1891
Year Range from 1891
Year Range to 1891
Culture North American Indian
Material tanned leather, possibly elk, glass beads, wool, calico
Used USA: Nebraska (Sheridan), Gordon
Height (in) 4.25
Length (in) 10.5
Width (in) 4.75
People Towle, Charles L.
Anderson, Roy
Search Terms Nebraska National Guard
Other Name Moccasin, Men's
Event Wounded Knee?
History According to the donor's family history, collected by Charles L. Towle. Charles supposedly participated in Wounded Knee according to family history. Towle was a member of the Nebraska National Guard. 1891 lists show that he was a First Lieutenant in Company K, Second Infantry. Although the Nebraska National Guard was not involved at Wounded Knee, they were mobilized afterward and stationed in northwest Nebraska. Company K was stationed at Gordon, Nebraska.
Credit line Mrs. Roy V. Anderson, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Collection Anderson, Mrs. Roy V.
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