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18th Century Material Culture

The Native Americans


Footwear
Footwear
Northeast - Great Lakes / Eastern Great Lakes (Ottawa?) Tanned & Black Dyed Hide Moccasins
c. 1775 - 1800
(Missouri History Museum - www.splendidheritage.com)
Northeast - Great Lakes / Eastern Great Lakes (Santee?) Tanned Deerskin Moccasins
c. 1775 - 1800
(Alexander Gallery - www.splendidheritage.com)
Northeast - Great Lakes / Eastern Great Lakes Tanned Deerskin Moccasins
c. 1775 - 1800
(Alexander Gallery - www.splendidheritage.com)
Cree Moccasins Made of Hide with Porcupine Quillwork
c. 1750 - 1800
(The British Museum)
Northeast American Moccasins with Porcupine Quill
From the Studio of the Artist, Benjamin West, and Depicted in “The Death of General Wolfe”
c. 1750 - 1770
(The British Museum)
Northeast Great Lakes Region Native American Deerskin Moccasins
Possibly Tourist Trade Items from the Late 18th Century or Modified House Slippers
18th Century
(Fort Ligonier)
Northeast American Moccasins with Porcupine Quill
From the Studio of the Artist, Benjamin West, and Depicted in “The Death of General Wolfe”
c. 1750 - 1770
(The British Museum)
“The Death of General Wolfe”
by Benjamin West 1770
(National Gallery of Canada)
Algonquian Moose Skin Moccasin from the Studio of the Artist, Benjamin West
c. 1750 - 1770
(The British Museum)
Algonquian Moose Skin Moccasin from the Studio of the Artist, Benjamin West
c. 1750 - 1770
(The British Museum)
Algonquian Moose Skin Moccasin from the Studio of the Artist, Benjamin West
c. 1750 - 1770
(The British Museum)
Algonquian Moose Skin Moccasin
From the Studio of the Artist, Benjamin West
c. 1750 - 1770
(The British Museum)
Algonquian Moose Skin Moccasin from the Studio of the Artist, Benjamin West
c. 1750 - 1770
(The British Museum)
Algonquian Moose Skin Moccasin from the Studio of the Artist, Benjamin West
c. 1750 - 1770
(The British Museum)
Iroquois Black - Tanned Moccasin
18th Century
(Cowan’s Auctions)
Eastern North American Deerskin Moccasins with Silk, Glass Beads, Metallic Braid and Tin Cones
Collected by British Officer Colonel Frederick Thomas during the American War For Independence and take to England in 1780
(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
Eastern Great Lakes Native American Moccasins
Collected by British Officer Colonel Frederick Thomas during the American War For Independence and take to England in 1780
(Peabody Essex Museum - East India Marine Society Collection)
Eastern Great Lakes Native American Moccasins
Collected by British Officer Colonel Frederick Thomas during the American War For Independence and take to England in 1780
(Peabody Essex Museum - East India Marine Society Collection)
Eastern Woodlands Wyandotte / Huron Moccasins
Collected & Worn by Lieutenant, Sir John Caldwell, of H.M. 8th Regiment of Foot c. 1775 - 1780
(Canadian Museum of History - Speyer Collection)
Eastern Woodlands Wyandotte / Huron Moccasins
Collected & Worn by Lieutenant, Sir John Caldwell, of H.M. 8th Regiment of Foot c. 1775 - 1780
(Canadian Museum of History - Speyer Collection)
Captain Bull’s War Party, Recreated
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