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Santee Dakota beaded moccasins
Description Pair of sinew sewn leather moccasins with rawhide sole reportedly owned by Little Crow and worn to the signing of the 1851 Treaty of Traverse de Sioux. Decorated with glass seed beads in geometric motif. Metal tinkler cones with yellow and red feathers are attached to split tongue. Predominant colors are blue, yellow, rose red, and black. Leather thong tie closure. Foot opening and tongue edging decorated with yellow and blue glass seed beads.
Quantity 1 pair items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 10 inches length
4 inches height
3 3/4 inches width
Nomenclature Moccasin
Subjects Owned/used by: Little Crow, Chief
Used in Minnesota, United States
Used by Dakota Indians
Santee Indians--Footwear.
Traverse Des Sioux Treaty
Indian. Clothing. Footwear
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1850 - Not later than 1859

Use: 1851
Restrictions Through curatorial review and/or additional consultation with American Indian elders, spiritual leaders, tribal officers or lineal descendants, this item has been determined to be culturally sensitive. As advised by the Minnesota Historical Society Indian Advisory Committee on April 20, 2012, the Minnesota Historical Society will not display images of culturally sensitive items on the public database.
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 65.269.A,B