Object: boot; pair
Currently on view
Object ID: 1948.93
painted leather and glass beads
Native Arts acquisition fund
Native Arts-American Indian
Mrs. Victor J. Evans via Fred Renner, Washington, DC, before 1948; Denver Art Museum, 1948.
‘High-top’ moccasins are used by women of many tribes and each have their own preferred styles and fashion trends that come and go through time. This spectacular pair of Cheyenne moccasins with attached leggings is a classic example of the artistic mastery of Cheyenne artists from the late 1800s, and remains popular by some Cheyenne women today. The design that covers the lower leg was used at one time by women who had family members in either the Dog Soldier or Kit Fox formal men’s societies, but today the use of this design has expanded among Cheyenne women.