Ambassador Harper’s Moccasins

United States c. 2014

In 2014, Keith M. Harper became the first Native American to be named a U.S. ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council. A citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Harper served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Human Rights Council until 2017. These moccasins were a gift to him from his wife’s family, citizens of the Caddo Nation, on the occasion of Harper’s swearing-in ceremony as ambassador.

  • Source/Credit: Gift of Ambassador (ret.) Keith M. Harper and Ms. Shelby Settles Harper
  • Catalog Number: 2023.0016.01
  • Created: c. 2014
  • Acquired: 2023

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