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Plains Indian Museum

Canada 16 Blackfoot 50 Blackfeet 183 Montana 236
glass beads 689 metal ring 3 cotton thread 354 commercial made webbing tanned hide 570 commercial tanned hide 21 Cotton cloth 154 commercial metal belt buckle rawhide 1018 commercial made belt
cinches pad saddle 11
saddle length: 23.5 in, saddle width: 15 in, cover width: 27 in
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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
Tanned hide "pillow" would have been stuffed with deer hair (now emptied), four corners are overlaid with cotton cloth pieces (4 x 5 ¾"), embroidered with glass seed beads. One design on two, same design different colors on other two: 1) peacock blue background, two (2) stepped triangles in white outer, medium blue and pink center meeting at top with yellow oblong box in the center. Both long sides edged in red white heart and white triangles intersecting. 2) peacock blue background, same stepped triangle design but outer in yellow, medium blue and white center. Stitched in place with series single metallic beads along the perimeter. Fringe attached to each corner on the edge - loop beaded tassels in pink and medium blue on two; light blue on other two sections. Center cover is plain tanned hide, commercial webbing girth strap with commercial belt attached, and second cinch in heavy, dark commercial leather with two (2) metal rings.
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