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Moccasins

Moccasin ShoeA moccasin is a shoe made of a single piece of deer skin or other soft leather. It is a Native American word, and is a form of traditional footwear worn by these tribes.

The sole may be soft or hard the upper is often covered in embroidery and beading. Each tribe has its own style of moccasin, and it is even possible to a wearer’s tribe just by looking at the footprint. The Plains Indians wore hard-sole moccasins because their terrain is rocky and has cactuses growing. The soft soled of the Eastern tribes was suitable for the leaf-covered ground in a forest. They also allow the wearer to be virtually soundless when walking, which is particularly useful while hunting.

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