Native American Moccasins
Presented to U.S. Grant
A delegation of Native Americans presented this pair of beaded moccasins to "the Great Father," President Ulysses S. Grant, during a visit to Washington in the 1870s. Native American leaders were frequently invited to the capital as a means of promoting peaceful relations between the tribes and the United States government. The ceremonial exchange of gifts played an integral role in these visits.
||One of U.S. Grant's grandsons donated the moccasins to the Smithsonian in 1973
||Ulysses S. Grant, born April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, OH; died July 23, 1885, Mount McGregor, NY
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