Presidency / Controversies & Scandals
A delegation of Plains Indians gave these beaded moccasins to President Ulysses S. Grant during a 1870s peace conference in Washington, D.C. The design unites motifs and forms from both cultures as a powerful statement of hopeful coexistence.
Interpretive text provided by the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History
Leather, glass beads
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, NMAH 308316.005