A PAIR OF UTE BEADED HIDE MOCCASINS
sinew sewn and lane-stitched in white-heart red, yellow, white and two shades of blue beads, each decorated on the cuff with bands of geometric motifs flanking a broad panel of red trade wool, rawhide soles
Heights: 10½ in. (26.6 cm.) (2)
This lot is accompanied by a photocopy of a note, written by Marguerite Davis in Dec. 1941, stating in part, "These Indian moccasins ... belonged to my grandfather -- Joseph Abbott of Keene, N. H. -- and were given him by Chief Ouray of the Ute Indians of Colorado, in token of their friendship and gratitude to him as U. S. Agent of the then "Sanitary Commission" -- under President Lincoln."