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Queen's University
 

Student Affairs Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre

Moccasin Making

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Moccasins, (low tailored shoes), are one type of traditional North American footwear. Woven sandals, boots, and leggings attached to shoes have also been produced by Native Americans. The origins of moccasins go back to the cold, harsh climates of man's past that made it necessary to make protective footwear. Wearing moccasins or boots would have been essential to keep feet from freezing. In warm weather and mild surroundings, protective footwear would be less important and people could easily go barefoot. 

Source:http://www.nativetech.org/clothing/moccasin/moctext.html

Moccasin making at FDASC:

Thursdays, March 13, 20, 27th & April 3rd, 2014 from 1-4pm at FDASC. Email mccourtv@queensu.ca to register


More information about moccasins/moccasins making

Moccasin/ Moccasin making from Native Tech

How to make moccasins

Native American Moccasins from native-languages.org

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