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Moccasins, ca. 1835

  • Chippewa, Native American

Buckskin, glass beads, cotton, silk fabric and ribbon

  • various dimensions

Founders Society Purchase


On View

  • Native American S130
  • Native American S130


Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

Mary B. Shurtleff (Cross Village, Michigan, USA)

purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA)

1981-present, purchased 1981 by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

The Art of the Great Lakes Indians. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1973, no. 143 (b/w ill. p. 39, not labeled). Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London, 1992, no. 32.

Chippewa, Native American, Moccasins, ca. 1835, buckskin, glass beads, cotton, silk fabric and ribbon. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.64.