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Object ID # 1961.027.002
Object Name Moccasin
Title Baby's Moccasin
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date pre-1865
Made Ojibwe
Place of Origin Sarawak Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County?
Description Baby's moccasin, which likely pre-dates 1865. The moccasin is made of semi-tanned leather, likely deerskin? It also has thread with a small quantity of white and black beads used. The beads run up the front of the moccasin in decorative lines. There appear to be holes for some sort of ties in the front of the moccasin near the opening. An overhanging flap / cuff runs around the opening of the moccasin. The mate for this moccasin was not donated.
Makers mark None
Provenance This item formerly belonged to Catharine B. Sutton (née Nahneebahweequay or Catharine Brown Sunego) who was an Ojibwa (Anishnaabe) woman.

Mrs. Sutton died in September of 1865, at her log home in Sarawak Township, Grey County, so this item likely pre-dates that year.

The item was passed down in the family, eventually belonging to Mrs. Catherine Morgan (nee Catherine Staves) of Brantford, Ontario, who was a grand-daughter of Catharine and William Sutton. Catherine Staves was married to Reverend Alfred Morgan. Alfred Morgan was the last owner of the item.
Collection First Nations, Sutton Collection
Material Leather/Bead, Glass/Thread
Dimensions H-3 W-4 L-8.5 cm
Found Brantford, Ontario
People Sutton, Catharine
Morgan, Catherine
Morgan, Alfred
Subjects Ojibwa
First Nations of Central Canada
Search Terms Sarawak Township
Ojibwa (Anishnaabe, Anishnibeg)