This is a pair of miniature moccasins made of buckskin. The soles are rawhide. The moccasins are decorated with green and red beads in a border and central bar design. The edges of the ankle flaps bear a single row of red beads. A white button at the ankle is used to close each moccasin.
On March 16, 2015 during a NAGPRA collections review, designated tribal representatives from the three Ute tribes informed History Colorado staff that these miniature moccasins were most likely used for dolls.
Donor: Patricia Glanzer. According to the Accession files, Glanzer's grandfather, Dennis E. Flavey, was the Superintendent of the Uintah Rail Road from 1907 to 1923. He and his family lived in Dragon, Utah. Mrs.Flavey ministered remedies to the local Ute people who often paid in beadwork or photographs. This collection includes photographs, postcards and objects.