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Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)
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"Grant, Grant, Grant "
Ulysses S. Grant campaign song
©Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Native American Moccasins
1870s

Presented to U.S. Grant
A delegation of Native Americans presented this pair of beaded moccasins to "the Great Father," President Ulysses S. Grant, during a visit to Washington in the 1870s. Native American leaders were frequently invited to the capital as a means of promoting peaceful relations between the tribes and the United States government. The ceremonial exchange of gifts played an integral role in these visits.

Notes
One of U.S. Grant's grandsons donated the moccasins to the Smithsonian in 1973
Ulysses S. Grant, born April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, OH; died July 23, 1885, Mount McGregor, NY

Learn more!
· Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), Eighteenth President, 1869-1877
· Portraits of the Presidents from the National Portrait Gallery
· "Grant, Grant, Grant" Ulysses S. Grant campaign song
· The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden - An NMAH Virtual Exhibition

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