Traditional Native American clothing varies from tribe to tribe, but one universal element is the moccasin. This soft soled shoe is often made from a tanned leather and sewn together with leather or sinew. No two moccasins are the same as design, beadwork, patchwork, quillwork make each pair unique to their maker.
In this workshop, Chief Running Water guided participants through the process of making their own moccasins while also sharing stories about the history and purpose of Native American regalia.
CHIEF RUNNING WATER
Chief Running Water Revis was born in Roosevelt, L.I., one of twelve children.
At the age of five, she was chosen to be a medicine person by her great, great, grand Uncle. In the early sixties, she began her studies of native medicine with Sun Bear and Medicine Man.
To honor Mother Earth she opened an antique shop and with every repair or resale, a tree was saved. Running Water has been a medicine person for the Setalcott Nation for about twenty years, and has been Chief of the Setalcott Nation since 2007.
Chief Running Water’s dream is for all to have a chance to enjoy from the tree of life and to have a happy heart and mind.