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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866 Plains Cree 9
wool cloth 199 tanned hide 570 Cotton cloth 154 glass beads 689 yarn 210 cotton thread 354
pad saddle 11
early 20th century
L: 21.25 in, width: 17.5 in
Credit Line:
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, stuffed, with lines and triangles drawn and incised on upper seat portion. Separate central flap of plain, thin tanned hide, covers the center of upper saddle, and overlays each side. Each corner is embroidered with red commercial edging as outer trim, along with white seed beads. Each corner panel is white background with floral and leaf pattern in orange, yellow, deep red and dark green, light green stems and leaves. Designs on two front and two rear corners and flaps are alike. Backed in plain cotton muslin, front has same commercial red edging with white seed bead trim, on blue wool cloth. Dangles strung with cut glass tube beads in turquoise and green with red yarn tassels - replacements. On one panel is original dangle with orange cut glass tube beads and old burgundy yarn tassel.
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