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Plains Indian Museum

Blackfeet 183
hide 1074 cotton thread 354 pigment 539 Beads 2617 wool cloth 199 wood 4438 sinew 620 glass beads 689
saddle 94
ca. 1860
L: 44 in, width: 11.5 in, H: 7 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
Wood pieces Y-shaped with tops carved into horizontal discs attached to wood slat pieces by means of rawhide. Pommel and cantle are wrapped also with tanned hide. Pommel has fringe on the front hook. Red, white and green bead strip on cantle; white and blue bead strip on pommel. Two wood stirrups attached at either side of saddle by means of long tanned straps. Stirrups have red wool cloth decorative flaps with white beads work and a geometric pattern of light blue, white, dark blue, and yellow. Tanned hide on outside of stirrup is painted blue.
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