Artifacts

Green Bead Detail Moccasins
ITEM: NMEMG 18_1933
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Native American Moccasins were traditionally used as footwear to protect hunters and agricultural workers’ feet from the severe winter conditions throughout North America, so that they could contue to provide for their tribe. The decoration applied to moccasins helps to understand their specific purpose. Moccasins that were adorned with beads all over were a spiritual rather than a practical object. This is because the... read more