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American Flag Moccasins, 1870s

American Flag Moccasins, 1870s

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A delegation of Plains Indians gave these beaded moccasins to President Ulysses S. Grant during a 1870s peace conference in Washington, D.C. The design unites motifs and forms from both cultures as a powerful statement of hopeful coexistence.
Object Name
moccasins
described
Grant, Ulysses S.
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
glass (beads material)
red, white, blue (overall color)
ID Number
PL.308316.005
catalog number
308316.005
accession number
308316
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Chapman Grant
subject
History, Reform Movements, Indian Movement
Indians
Presidents
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Political and Military History: Political History, Presidential History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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