Boots

1870s

Object

Culture

Object Info

Object: boot; pair
Currently on view
Object ID: 1948.93

Medium/Technique

painted leather and glass beads

Credit

Native Arts acquisition fund

More Info

Department

Native Arts

Collection

Native Arts-American Indian

Known Provenance

Mrs. Victor J. Evans via Fred Renner, Washington, DC, before 1948; Denver Art Museum, 1948.

Extended Info

‘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.