MOCCASINS —“PUCKERED”—Are “puckered” moccasins made of leather, with the grain on, or of buckskin (grain off), and which side of the leather is worn outside?
The Sioux moccasin, which is the kind carried in stores, and I believe the kind you mean, when made by the Indians, are made of buckskin, grained, and tanned very soft The grain side, or the hair side of the skin is turned out The factory- made moccasin may be either of buckskin or of heavy oil tanned leather. The latter are most commonly are commonly called pacs.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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