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moccasin

 [mok´ah-sin]
any of several species of snakes of the genus Agkistrodon.
highland moccasin copperhead.
water moccasin Agkistrodon piscivorus, a venomous semiaquatic pit viper with an olive or brown back, found in the southern United States. Called also cottonmouth.

moccasin

[mok′äsin]
any of several species of snakes of the genus Agkistrodon.
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Cottonmouth water moccasin
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Making the leap from the moccasin game to VLTs, bingos and casinos is not as far as it may seem, according to Nelson's lawyer.
This custom of burying early Creek people wearing their moccasins was verified by Robert Thrower, the band's Chief Historical Preservation Officer, during a conversation 1 had with him while viewing his own Creek ceremonial clothes, at the Cultural Center [2].
The moccasins shown above were handcrafted by the author and donated to the American Indianist Society Hethuska organization.
431 Cheyenne River Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins Made by Sophie High Elk Garter (ca 1917-1994) sinew-sewn and beaded using colors of medium blue, red, orange, white, green, and clear; with collection note: Made by Sophie Garter (Mark Garter's daughter).
Southern Plains women's footwear worn during the nineteenth century consisted of a moccasin of similar construct to the men's moccasins already discussed, but with the ankle flaps trimmed flush and an attached overlapping front flap legging that covered the woman's legs from above her knees to the sole of her foot.
As I have done in the previous two articles, I will relate Comanche preferences for moccasins of this time to their history, and explore how their migration from the Northern to the Southern Plains, and the tribes they interfaced with along the way, would evolve the nineteenth century style of their material culture preferences.
Michael Kostelnik, Associate Editor, presents part two of his series on Southern Plains moccasins with fringe.
It lets the teacher walk in the student's moccasins for a day," said Sherry La Cost, principal at Sycamore Elementary School.
After the historic peace treaty of 1840, the Southern Cheyenne would evolve a new tribal preference for partially beaded moccasins with fringe.
This issue of MoccasinCorner begins a series of articles on 19th century Southern Plains tribes which make partially beaded hard sole moccasins with fringe on the moccasin vamp and trailing edge fringe at the heel.
One of the centers exhibits is the wall of moccasins, which features 6 pairs of moccasins that were handmade by tribal members.
One's moccasins are an important badge of identity.