The Art Museum :: the moccasins

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Right now we are studying the tribes of the Plains and we are thinking we’ll make some leather moccasins as part of our current unit.

So when we saw these in our trip to the museum, it was so much fun to see real Native American ones.

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DSC_0143-smallCheyenne from 1900.  Made out of leather, rawhide and glass beads.

DSC_0145-smallFrom the Prairie Tribe from 1890, made  made of leather and glass beads.

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DSC_0147-smallMoccasins from the Lakota Tribe from 1900.  Made of leather, rawhide, glass beads, tin cones and horse hair.

DSC_0149-smallMoccasins from the Kiowa Tribe, from 1890.  Made of leather, rawhide, paint, glass beads.

DSC_0153-smallKids Moccasins from Gros Ventre or Assiniboine from 1890.  Made out of leather and glass beads. 

DSC_0155-smallBlackfeet moccasins from 1890. Made of leather, rawhide and glass beads. 

DSC_0157-smallGros Ventre or Assiniboine Moccasins from 1890.  Made out of leather, rawhide and glass beads. 

DSC_0159-smallMoccasins from the Mandan tribe from 1850-1870.  Made of leather, rawhide, and porcupine quills.

DSC_0162-smallMoccasins from Yankton Tribe from 1890. Made of leather, rawhide, cloth, porcupine quills and glass beads.

DSC_0151-small(About the tall boots.) Woman’s Boots from the Kiowa Tribe from 1890. Made of leather, rawhide, paint, glass beads and metal tacks. 

The beading work together with the leather is just beautiful.  I’m so amazed at all the details they looked and took care of.  Such a treat to be able to see them in person.

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2 thoughts on “The Art Museum :: the moccasins

    • NaturallyFunDays : Marcela March 17, 2013 / 12:51 pm

      Hello Twisted Cinderella. Oh yes… these moccasins are just so beautiful! Incredible to see in person. Thanks for coming to visit here in our little space.

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