This is a really great pair of early-1900s to 1920s-era Native American leather moccasins with a nice beaded design. I admit I have no real idea of the tribe that made these. I was only guessing Plains Indian but it could be just about any tribe. They did come out of Lancaster, PA area so they could have been Susquehanna or even Navajo?The shoes measure approximately 10" long x 4" wide. The colors of the beads used are red, pomegranate, navy blue, sky blue, white, grayish blue, and turquoise.
I believe the design is more of a flower design. The top rim collar has a greenish stripe material that looks handmade and very old. The pair looks to have their original leather string tie.The sole is a harder material that I'm sure is made of some form of hide. The left moccasin has just a tiny hole on the left side. It also looks like there could be a little bit of hand painting in red and green on the inside sole. The right moccasin has a little bit of a hole in the leather on the left back side. The hole looks to have been repaired at one time. The shoes are still quite flexible but if you do not have some paper stuffed inside, they would be quite flat.
These could be a little earlier than what I'm thinking but I will leave it up to the experts. Please ask if you have any questions. Old antique vintage retro american history historic us usa united states of america collectibles memorabilia native american indians tribes tribal use north american natives shoes footwear crow Blackfoot cherokee sauk hochunk iroquois cheyenne ho-chunk omaha biloxi miami iowa arapaho chickasaw chippewa choctaw comanche cree hopi menominee potawatomi seminole tlingit haida winter shoes.