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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Make Indian Moccasins


Copy the pattern onto a large piece of brown construction paper or craft paper. Make sure you draw it large enough for your foot. Follow the cut and fold directions. Use a hole punch to punch out the circles and use yarn or string to lace the moccasins together.

Decorate your moccasins with crayons, paint, buttons, beads, fabric (glued on), even cotton balls. Let your imagination run wild!

pattern for moccasin

Instructions adapted from Whitman Mission Teacher's Guide, 2004.

Did You Know?

Brass compass which belonged to Dr. Whitman

In the fall of 1842 Dr. Whitman decided to travel from Waiilatpu to Boston. He wanted to convince the board members to keep his mission station open. Dr. Whitman was in such a hurry when he left that he forgot his compass.