Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The type of moccasin worn by the trappers was called a "Pucker Vamp". Two variations of this style can be seen, one with a center seam to the toe and the other without. A piece of red cloth covers the vamp in nearly all the examples. In some cases white beads are sometimes seen in small touches. Alfred Miller said that the trappers obtained their moccasins from Indian women. This style of moccasin was called a "Kootanee" or "Chippewa". It was a style common among Eastern and Great Lakes tribes.