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Object ID # 1971.116.028ab
Object Name Moccasin
Other Name Toe-cap, Moccasin
Title Northern Cree Moccasin Tongues
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1971
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Northern Ontario?
Description Northern Cree Beaded Moccasin Tongues. There is a half flower and leaf design on both tongues made with white, beige, blue, red, yellow, orange and black beads.
Provenance Maker unknown but Northern Cree made. The Northern Cree people traditionally lived in the area north and west of Lake Superior.

Last owned by John J. Landen, who, in 1971, was the Curator at the County of Grey-Owen Sound Museum of Owen Sound and developed a native people's gallery to interpret First Nations history. This pair of moccasin toe caps was placed on exhibit there in 1971 and was accessioned in 1976 (after Mr. Landen retired).
Collection First Nations, 20th-c Collection
Material Fabric/Bead,Glass/Thread
Dimensions W-7.6 L-10.5 D-0.3 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Landen, John J.
Subjects Flowers
Function An item that was hand-beaded and intended to be used in the construction of a pair of moccasins.