Beading hide moccasins
This dress was made from the skins of two animals, probably deer or elk, in
a style specific to the Lakota people. It was women's work to tan hides, cut and
sew the skins together and bead the yoke. Before European contact
most Plains clothing was made from animal skins. This dress was made in
the 19th century, well after Plains people had come into contact with
European-Americans, but still was made in the traditional way.