Hard sole moccasins - ROM2005_5631_1

ROM2005_5631_1

Hard sole moccasins

Maker: Probably Lakota (Sioux)
Medium:Beads, hide, wool cloth, tin tinklers
Geography: Canada
Date: c. 1880
Dimensions:
8 × 14 × 23 cm
Object number: NS36350
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionCame from William Armstrong's collection. Armstrong (1822 – 1914), was an artist and close friends with William Napier and Humphrey Lloyd Hime, both members of the Red River Exploring Expeditions of 1857 and 1858. Hime was also a partner with Armstrong as owners of Armstrong, Beere & Hime, one of Canada's first photographic studios. Armstrong, however, may not have traveled beyond present-day Ontario so we can not be certain that he was the original collector, particularly of the Plains Indian objects.
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