The William (Billy) Jamieson Collection Live Auction of Decorative Arts
April 29, 2014
Pair of Lakota Moccasins Formerly Property of Holy Man and War Chief of the Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux, Sitting Bull (1831-1890), 19th century
the bifurcated tongues and uppers fully beaded in geometric patterns against a white ground
length 9.25" — 23.5 cm.
A forensic foot morphology report conducted by members of the R.C.M.P. on behalf of the Museum of Civilization in June, 2008 accompanies this lot.
Purchased from an associate of Sitting Bull’s by U. S. Scout G. J. van Buren, thence to Niagara Falls Museum