These reins were used to maneuver horses A way of transportation to getting to the buffalo and running them. 4 pieces of hide were used( Buffalo Hide typically). This particular item dates to the 20th century.
|tanned hide 570|
|early 20th century|
|width: .5 in, L: 260 in, width: .25 in, L: 54 in, width: .375 in, L: 72 in, width: 1.5 in, L: 14 in|
|The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe|
|Four hide straps or ropes, horse gear. One long piece may be rigging rope; three smaller straps for unidentified use on saddles, packs, or bridles.|