thread and sinew-sewn; vamps decorated with abstract beaded elements in pony trader blue, white, and greasy yellow; cuffs edged in red wool ribbon
length 9.5 in.
third quarter 19th century
Johnson N. High (1842-1909) was born in Richland, Ohio and died in Partridge, Kansas. After serving in the Civil War, he was appointed as a US Special Agent for the Bannock and Shoshone Indians on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho Territory in 1870. Around the same time, he adopted a Paiute child named Lena Rivers High. Lena died of pneumonia at Blackfoot, Idaho in 1885. Eventually High retired from service and moved back east.
Provenance:Collected by U.S. Special Agent Johnson N. High (1842-1909) and descended through the family
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