- Museum number
Pair of moccasins made of hide and decorated in red, black and white pocupine quillwork on the vamp.
- Production date
- 1750-1800 (?)
Height: 9 centimetres
Length: 22 centimetres
Width: 13 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Thought to have been collected by "Captain Richards", possibly either Captain John or Captain Joseph Richards who both worked for the Hudson's Bay Company in the second half of the eighteenth century. (King, JCH. (1982))
An attached label reads: "A pair of moccasins from Hudson's Bay, worn by the Esquimeaux Indians - from the Dean of St Patricks col'n"
See National Museums of Scotland AUC 291 for a similar moccasin, possibly collected by Andrew Graham around the same time 1750-1800. Illustrated in C. Oberholtzer 'Made for trade', AMerican indian Art Magazine, 36(2) Spring 2011, pp 56-67, on p 60.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1982-1987 Jun-Jan, Museum of Mankind, Thunderbird and Lightning: Indian Life in North America, 1600-1900
1987-1990 3 Dec-Oct, London, Museum of Mankind, Living Artic: Hunters of the Canadian North
1999 25 Jun-2011 2 Mar, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The Subarctic"
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am186?C1.2589a-b (old CDMS no.)