The Woodlands

Forests filled with game and abundant seasonal harvests of wild and cultivated crops allowed the Natives of the Woodland cultural area to build semi-permanent villages. These indigenous people were the first to have regular contact with Europeans, with whom they traded for materials to decorate their clothing.

For conservation reasons, and in order to show more variety over time, only a selection of footwear from the permanent collection is displayed in our exhibitions at any one time. This means there's always something new to see.

image of North American Indian footwear from the Woodlands region