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Catalog Number 104-(1-2)
Title Moccasins, Sioux, Stripe
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. The separate elongated V-shaped tongue is attached with sinew. Leather thong laces wrap around the ankle through slits in the skin. The moccasins are decorated with glass beads in colors of medium blue, translucent red, red white hearts, yellow, light green, and white. A stripe with geometric designs and a cross is placed on the instep. Two rectangular banner-like units flank the sides of the stripe. Seven design units of three translucent and dark blue squares are found on the border rows. The beads are attached with sinew in a lazy stitch.
Year Range to 1901
Culture North American Indian/Sioux
Material leather; glass beads; sinew
Height (in) 3.5
Length (in) 10.5
Width (in) 3.937
People Coffin, Joseph Russel "Pawnee Joe," 1858-1914
History According to the 1901 Coffin Collection catalog, these are Pawnee moccasins. Part of the Joseph R. Coffin Collection. Coffin was born in New York in 1858. In 1865 he moved with his parents to Iowa where they resided until 1869. They then moved to Nebraska where his father was appointed a farmer at the Genoa agency. Joseph resided in Genoa for the rest of his life.
Credit line Loaned by J.R. Coffin, Genoa (Nance), Nebraska
Collection Coffin, J.R.