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This letter dated February 25, 1941, from Eugene Burdick to A. F. Rath, answers Rath's inquiry about purchasing beaded moccasins. Burdick tells Rath that he does not have moccasins that match Rath's specifications but that he does have a large selection of moccasins and other indigenous handiwork from the "Sioux." Burdick notes that their stock of indigenous items are on display with the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Burdick finishes out the letter with a discussion of the quality of indigenous items and by noting he will include a catalog.
Letter from A. F. Rath to Eugene Burdick Regarding Beaded Moccasins, February 20, 1941
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museum, artifacts, indigenous art, collection, exhibition, moccasins, beads, beadwork
Standing Rock Sioux, Standing Rock Nation, Íŋyaŋ Woslál Háŋ, State Historical Society of North Dakota
A. F. Rath, Usher Burdick
Burdick, Eugene, "Letter from Eugene Burdick to A. F. Rath Regarding Beaded Moccasins, February 25, 1941" (1941). Usher Burdick Papers. 59.