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Moccasin Workshop with Darlene Kascak

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday, March 30th
11:00AM – 2:00PM

Did you know: the word moccasin comes from the Algonkian word meaning shoe or footwear? Traditional Native American clothing varies widely from tribe to tribe, but nearly one universal element has been the moccasin. This sturdy slipper-shaped type of shoe was sewn from tanned animal hides. Join Darlene Kascak, Schaghticoke Tribal Nation and Educational Outreach Ambassador for IAIS, for a fun and informative workshop making your very own pucker toe style moccasins out of deer hide. Learn how moccasin-making has changed through the generations and why this style of moccasin is associated with tribes in the Eastern Woodlands. 

Please note: this is a 3+ hour workshop, so participants are encouraged to bring along some snacks. Due to the dexterity required for sewing (and the sharpness of the needles), this workshop is recommended for ages 8 and up. 

Space is highly limited and pre-registration is required. Please visit our website to register online. Questions? Email [email protected] or call (860) 868 0518. Price of participation, including materials: $70 for IAIS Members; $80 for Non-Members. 

Price of Participation


$70 for IAIS Members, $80 for Non-Members


March 30
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The Institute for American Indian Studies
(860) 868-0518
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The Institute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT 06793 United States
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