Artifact Archive Baby moccasins


Gifts come to the Clausen Museum from any number of places. These baby moccasins were made in 1983 by Tlingit Elder Mary Reyes, who was an avid beader. Mary made moccasins for all the new babies in her family. As a friend of the Berger family, she also made a pair when Gayle Berger’s son Benjamin was born. The family no longer lives in Alaska, but treasured the gift and wanted to make sure Mary’s legacy was preserved. They were donated to us recently as an illustration of her beautiful work and loving family tradition.

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