Moccasin Last? Or just a rock?
Here are a couple of photos of a stone I just found while cleaning out my late parents' home. I remember it well from my early childhood. It was always described as an "Indian moccasin last", something Native Americans would have used to make their footwear on.
I know nothing of its origins but it almost certainly came from Montana or Wyoming. It appears to be some sort of dark colored granite. It's maybe one size too large to make a shoe for me, US size 8-1/2. As far as I can tell it's a natural stone, I don't see any sign of human modification.
Google and Wikipedia have told me nothing, although Google did turn up a couple of auction sites with similar (but not as nice!) objects described as moccasin lasts.
Any Native American artifact buffs here? Did the Indians (especially those of the northern great plains) use stones like this for that purpose? It seems a somewhat heavy object for a nomadic people to carry around. Or is it just a rock, with a nice story someone made up?
Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.