Moccasin “Vamps”

Sometimes called “vamps” “tongues” or “uppers” the tops of moccasins are intentionally not sewn into moccasins, and represent the unfinished lives of murdered or missing Indigenous women, exhibited on a pathway to represent their path or journey that was ended prematurely. As the artists created these works, many prayed and put their love into their stitching. Some shared the stories of what their work means or who they made their work for. Please click on an image to see the full image and read the description.

NOTE TO ARTISTS: This section is only in the first draft stages. Some errors exist and will be fixed over time. If you see any names or other info that is incorrect please email WWOS at and include subject line ” Vamp Info Change.”