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Catalog Number 11284-11-(1-2)
Title Moccasins, Womans; Pair
Object Name Moccasin
Description One pair of small 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 back seam and high, folded over ankle flaps cut from a separate piece of leather. The moccasins are decorated with glass and beads in colors of dark blue, yellow, white heart red, yellow and white. The design is of a square, with 4 crescents extending from it, two diamonds and a triangle shape with a forked bottom. The leather tongue is made of a separate piece of leather and attached to the moccasin with sinew. The beads are attached with sinew and overlay stitch. The insides of the moccasins are lined with light colored cotton lining.
Date 1891
Year Range from 1891
Year Range to 1891
Culture North American Indian
Material tanned leather, possible elk, glass beads
Used Gordon; Sheridan County
Height (in) 4.625
Length (in) 9
Width (in) 3.5
People Towle, Charles L.
Search Terms Nebraska National Guard
Other Name Moccasin, Women'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 wqas 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