Moccasins Item Number: 3239/9 a-b from the MOA: University of British Columbia
Pair of beaded moccasins. Hide shoes are heavily beaded on toe and around ankle with red and blue flowers and green leaves, on a white stem. Mouth of each shoe is lined with grey fur (rabbit?). Base is sewn on and heavily worn.
Sandra Dent's grandfather (Gervase Edward Gale) was a missionary and principal of St. Paul's School at Cardston, Alberta, on the Blood Reserve, c. 1904-1910. Her grandmother, Hattie May is said to have collected the Blood (Kainai) objects in MOA accessions 3194 and 3239.