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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
Grant, Ulysses S.
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
glass (beads material)
red, white, blue (overall color)
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Chapman Grant
History, Reform Movements, Indian Movement
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Political and Military History: Political History, Presidential History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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