These moccasins were acquired by Dr. Zehner in Bullhead (Standing Rock reservation, South Dakota) on. 1950 from Joe Fast Horse.According to Joe Fast Horse, the moccasins belonged to Rain-in-the-Face and had been kept. By Joes grandmother Good Owl. Unfortunately nothing is known when or how Good Owl Pretty Owl? Rain-in-the-Face is surely one of the most renowned Lakota from the 19. After his return from exile in Canada in 1880, the. Famous Hunkpapa Lakota settled on the Standing Rock reservation. Here he spent most of his remaining life until he deceased after. A long time of illness in September 1905 at Bullhead, Standing Rock reservation, in South Dakota close to the North Dakota border. Rain-in-the-Face was buried at the Episcopal cemetery in Bullhead/ Rock Creek (SD). Zehner worked from 1949 as a physician in the reservation hospital at Standing Rock reservation near Fort Yates, ND, while. Zehner was a teacher in the reservation school. Zehner had learned to speak Lakota and forged deep friendships with. In 1950, they were both adopted into the Lakota tribe. Because of their interest in the Lakota culture and history and. Through friendships with many Lakota on the Standing Rock Reservation, the Zehners were able to acquire a wonderful collection of Lakota. Artifacts, collected mainly in 1949 and 1950. Among these objects are these moccasins that purportedly belonged to Rain-in-the-Face. Tiny note was hand-written by Dr. Zehner and attached to the moccasins, stating the provenance. The Zehner collection of Lakota artifacts. Was stored away in their home for over 60 years. The moccasins are made of native tanned, still flexible hide (a small part of the tongue seems to be commercially tanned hide). Are made of rawhide (some hair still visible on the outside). Sewing is mostly done with sinew, with several repairs here and there. Moccasin has two cuts in the uppers, seemingly to make the moccasins fit for bigger feet.
Because of the cuts, there is bead loss on both. Beadwork is done with sinew in bead colors white, dark blue, pea green and tomato red, plus a few translucent red beads at. Forked tongues with tin cones and some pink feathers. Only on the left moccasin the purple fabric edging remains. Size of the moccasins is circa 10 x 3.75.The item "Rain-in-the-Face, Antique Sioux (Lakota/ Hunkpapa) moccasins, circa 1900" is in sale since Thursday, April 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Clothing & Moccasins". The seller is "buirs1959" and is located in Groningen. This item can be shipped worldwide.