The lot features a fantastic set of circa 1890 to pre-1890 pristine beaded moccasins with bifurcated beaded tongue from the Sioux Native American Indians of the Northern Plains. The set shows a thick Buffalo Bison Indian tanned hide construction with fine traditional geometric seed beadwork using all period correct 19th Century glass trade seed cen beads. The most unique and scarce feature on this set is the bifurcated or split tongue showing linear geometric beadwork across the face, a truly rare and early moccasins feature. The beadwork appears to be sinew sewn and the set is sinew sewn with a parfleche rawhide hard-soled base, another early moccasin feature. The hide has a nice supple condition and the beadwork shows little to no bead loss making this truly a fine pair. Provenance: From a large Eastern Montana Cowboy and Indian collection. Overall the set measures 10.25”L by 3.25”H by 4”W.