Indian moccasin

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  • Eastern North America
  • 1750-1780
  • Deerskin decorated with imported silk, glass beads, metallic braid, tin cones
  • 1999-73,1

According to family history, these Woodlands Indian moccasins were collected by Colonel Frederick Thomas, a British officer during the American Revolution, and taken back to England around 1780. The moccasins show the interaction between Native American design traditions and imported materials. Imported beads and textiles have been used to decorate the traditional leather footwear.

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