Moccasin Workshop with Darlene Kascak

march, 2024

30mar11:00 amFeaturedMoccasin Workshop with Darlene KascakInstitute for American Indian Studies11:00 am Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT 06793

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Saturday, March 30, 11:00am

Did you know: the word moccasin comes from the Algonkian word meaning shoe or footwear? Traditional Native American clothing varies widely from tribe to tribe, but nearly one universal element has been the moccasin. This sturdy slipper-shaped type of shoe was sewn from tanned animal hides. Join Darlene Kascak, Schaghticoke Tribal Nation and Educational Outreach Ambassador for IAIS, for a fun and informative workshop making your very own pucker toe style moccasins out of deer hide. Learn how moccasin-making has changed through the generations and why this style of moccasin is associated with tribes in the Eastern Woodlands.

Please note: this is a 3+ hour workshop, so participants are encouraged to bring along some snacks. Due to the dexterity required for sewing (and the sharpness of the needles), this workshop is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please visit our website to register online. Questions? Email [email protected] or call (860) 868 0518. Price of participation, including materials: $70 for IAIS Members; $80 for Non-Members.

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Institute for American Indian Studies

38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT 06793