Artifacts

Arrow (shot at Brenchley)
ITEM: 114 F
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This arrow, broken in two, has a diamond shaped tip and a wooden shaft with leather whipping. A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City (Volume One), written by Jules Remy, and Julius Brenchley, M.A. and published in 1861, documents travel around the United States. The book focuses on the religious Mormon movement but also documents interactions with Native American “Indian” tribes. In a... read more

Long Moccasins
ITEM: 728
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Black leather with coloured beading decoration.

Suede Moccasin
ITEM: 724 & 725
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A plain, undetailed moccasin. It is said that women made hundreds of moccasins throughout their lives. As shoes became more popular and sold through trade many were made unfinished in order to be worn instantly.

Waterproof Boots
ITEM: 1187
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Knee boots such as these were used for wet conditions and during boating trips. Skin is left tanned as to not remove any natural oils which make the boots waterproof. The bottom portion is made from thick brown leather. Hide was treated with care and respect in order to retain some of the animal’s own abilities (Berlo & Phillips, p.144).... read more

Woven Shoes
ITEM: 775
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Used as a cover for moccasins.