Moccasin - ROM2005_5334_1



Maker: Blackfoot
Medium:Beaded hide in both overlay and lane-stitch techniques
Geography: High River, Alberta, Canada
Date: c. 1890
19 × 14 × 24 cm
Object number: 944.7.130.A
Credit Line: Bequest of Mr. A.A. Bryce Stimson; Fred Stimson Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionMoccasins were often part of marriage exchange, the bride was expected to make several pairs for the groom's family. Collected by Fred Stimson while he was manager of the Bar U ranch near High River, Alberta, between 1882 and 1902. During this period the area around the Bar U was known to be Blackfoot country, in spite of the fact that the Stoney and Sarcee reserves were also close by. Stimson was known to be a great friend of the Blackfoot and apparantly spoke their language.
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