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A Pair of Early North Eastern Woodland Moccasins

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1398605

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A pair of early 19th century beaded deer hide moccasins. Seed beads, deer skin, clear beads, silk ribbon. The moccasins are probably from Niagara Falls area. c. 1830-40 Length 9" Provenance: Owned by Thomas Wistar (1798-1876) a Quaker, who was commissioned by President Grant to arrange treaties with Indian tribes. His papers are in the collection of Haverford College. Sale 1262 Lot 167, Freeman's Auction House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 18, 2006.