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These Odawa moccasins, ca. 1825–1835, were purchased by a trader at a fur trade depot in Indiana. Odawa fur traders of western Michigan traveled throughout the western Great Lakes and to the prairies of Manitoba.
This pair is distinguished by the use of blue and black silk on the folded-down cuffs and vamps (top inset) to underlay the beadwork. The use of dashed lines of white glass beads on the cuffs is often found on Odawa moccasins of this style.
These are currently on view at our @smithsoniannmai in New York City. The museum—also on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.—cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts covering the entire Western Hemisphere. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth


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