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Cultural Appreciation Series: Moccasins at JWECC

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March 25, 2019
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

UMass Amherst Campus

Free admission
Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

Moccasins have been worn by Indigenous people far thousands of years. This traditional style of footwear has more recently become appropriated by many non-native companies.

A moccasin is a shoe made of deerskin or other soft leather consisting of a sole and sides made with one piece of leather, stitched together at the top and sometimes with an additional panel of leather.  Historically, it is the footwear of many indigenous people of North America.

For their Cultural Appreciation series, the Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center will demonstrate how to create a moccasin.  Come and learn the significance of traditional moccasins and learn how to make your own pair!

Free and open to the public. Snacks and beverages will be served.


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