Teton Sioux (Lakota) Cowboy Boots

Title: 
Teton Sioux (Lakota) Cowboy Boots
Date: 
Identifier: 
T0347a-b
Description: 
In the 1890s, Teton Sioux (Lakota) people were forced to adjust to life on the reservation, in which many of their traditional activities were no longer possible. Women, however, had greater outlets for traditional life than men. Beadwork was an important creative expression for women, allowing them to affirm their Native identity, celebrate their skills, and show their love for their children. This pair of child’s cowboy boots was adapted to Teton Sioux (Lakota) taste by the addition of beadwork.
Physical dimensions: 
height 6.5 in ; length 6 in ; width 2.5 in
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