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Quilled moccasins
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Description This pair of slipper-style leather moccasins was collected by C. B. Tirrell of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Regiment, Company C, during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. His family claimed they were collected from the Ojibwe, but the construction is not typically Ojibwe; possibly Dakota. Sinew- and thread-sewn with rawhide sole. Decorated with dyed quill work in floral motif. Foot opening originally bound with black ribbon of which only fragments remain.
Quantity 1 pair items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 8 3/4 inches length (A)
2 inches height (A)
3 inches width (A)
8 3/4 inches length (B)
2 inches height (B)
3 inches width (B)
Nomenclature Moccasin
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Made in Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Tirrell, Chesley Billings
United States Army, 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1864), Company C
United States Army, 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1864)
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Made in Minnesota, United States
Used during Civil War
Indian Wars
Dakota Indians--Footwear.
Ojibwe Indians--Footwear.
Indian. Clothing. Footwear
Dates Discovery: Not earlier than 1863 - Not later than 1865

Notes A three-dimensional model, in pdf file format, is available for this object.
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 68.116.1.A,B