Early Southern Cheyenne Mens Moccasins 1880's - image 1 of 9

This is an early pair of Southern Cheyenne moccasins collected in the 1880's. They represent the limited bead colors found on the Plains in the 1870's and are beautiful examples of Cheyenne design and bead work. Featuring checker board insoles, sacred lodges and the morning star, these four color early moccasins are very desirable. There is minor bead loss here and there but otherwise fully intact. 11" long.

An early reservation example, these moccasins represent the stylistic traditions of the Indian Wars period. Although this example dates from the early reservation period In the 1890’s to the turn of the century. Still present in this example are the early post- Civil War bead colors featuring chalk white, red center rose and other early diagnostic period colors. Attached to the deer hide uppers with deer or elk sinew the soles are fashioned from thick elk par fleche hide. The design patterns hearken to the prevalent styles of the 1870’s and are created with an incredible sense of color balance, design and harmonious details.

ITEM ID
GTBM-2
COLOR
Green, Red
ITEM SIZE
11"
ITEM TYPE
Antique
FASHION ERA
Antique

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Early Southern Cheyenne Mens Moccasins 1880's

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