This is the left foot of a pair of child’s moccasins made of beaded commercial leather. Leather is purple red. Above the soles, there is a beaded border around the entire moccasin. Border is made of white beads with red and dark blue, and green and red geometric patterns. On the heel of the moccasin, is a beaded strip made of green and white beads. On the top of moccasin, there are three beaded bands. One band goes across the top from left to right near the tongue. This band is made of clear white beads with green, dark blue, and red designs. The other two bands extend from the two to the tongue. They are made of clear white beads with green and blue designs. Edges of tongue and collar are scalloped. Collar is attached separately. Soles are hard. Remnants of buckskin thongs are threaded around the ankle of moccasin.
Donated by Marie Andrews on May 20, 1961. Marie Andrews of Durango, Colorado was the roommate of Sadie Sullivan, daughter of Barry and Nellie Sullivan. Sadie was a librarian at the Durango Public Library. The Sullivans were friends of Buckskin Charley. When Andrews donated a collection of American Indian artifacts in 1961, they were identified as originating from Ute Tribes and other Plains Tribes. In correspondence from Andrews to History Colorado (April 20, 1961), she requested that the collection be accepted in memory of the Barry Sullivan family.