Artifacts

Brown Beaded Moccasins
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These beautifully embroidered moccasins are decorated with beads acquired through trade. The floral motifs are of French origin rather than uniquely Native American. The influence of floral designs first emerged from contact with the French in Eastern Canada and eventually spread Westward, particularly to the Plains area. —- Soft sole, native hide (brain-tanned) moccasins, this shade of brown is obtained... read more

Floral Cream Moccasins
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The raised, shaded beadwork, the roping effect around the vamp and the cuffs on this pair of puckered, soft sole moccasins is typical of the Iroquois, Tascarora. These were most likely made in the late 19th century for non-native use, as a souvenir art. However the light colour ground for the beadwork is unusual, generally a black or red cloth... read more

Tobacco Bag
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Used to hold tobacco pipes when travelling. —- The beadwork on this pipe bag was made by the Plains Ojibwa aka Saulteaux (Bunji, Soto) and in the USA ┬áthis group is known as the Chippwewa. Information with thanks to Frank Kodras