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Native America Calling
Tue October 23, 2012
Does wearing traditional footwear give you happy feet?
Wed. 10/24 11a: Moccasins or mukluks are rarely worn for casual wear by most native people. These types of traditional foot wear usually makes their star appearance only during ceremonial gatherings, inter-tribal dances, and when custom warrants traditional shoes only.
Some native people opt, to adorn their feet with commercially made moccasins instead of wearing the traditional ones because they can't find anyone in their community to make them a pair.
Is there a shortage of moccasin makers in your village? What is the history behind the traditional footwear of your people?
Guests include: Charla Bach (Seneca) Beadwork & Moccasin Instructor, Don Decker (Yavapai-Apache) former Director of the Yavapai Apache Culture Department, Myron Gonzales (San Ildefonso Pueblo/Jemez/Ho-Chunk) former director of the Tribal Preservation Office and Theresa Morrison (Nett Lake & Boise Forte Ojibwe) moccasin maker/artist.