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Quilled moccasins
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Description Pair of slipper-style leather moccasins. Sinew- and thread-sewn with rawhide sole. Decorated with dyed quillwork in floral motif. Predominant colors are red-orange, purple, yellow, and faded blue. Foot opening originally bound with black ribbon of which only fragments remain. Collected by C. B. Tirrell of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Regiment, Company C. His family claimed they were collected from the Ojibwe, but the construction is not typically Ojibwe; possibly Dakota.
Quantity 1 pair items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 8 3/4 inches length at longest point
2 inches height at highest point
3 inches width at widest point
Nomenclature Moccasins
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