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According to Michael Galban, “Native trackers were known to be able to distinguish not only between European shoes and moccasins, but also between tribal moccasin styles! James Smith recounts a story from the 1750s of Catawba warriors who strapped buffalo hoofs to their feet to entice their enemies by the tracks they left behind. Mohawk hunters, as a consequence, found the tracks and followed them into a deadly ambush.”

Only a Matter of Time: The Paintings of Robert Griffing, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2010

Michael Galban, The Historical Art of Robert Griffing: An Amazing Journey, Paramount Press, 2018, p. 41, illustrated

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