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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866 Plateau 318
Tanned buffalo hide 14 tin cones 81 buffalo hair 4 cotton thread 354 wool cloth 199 sinew 620
saddle blanket 48
ca. 1860
L: 61.5 in, width: 34 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
Saddle blanket with tanned buffalo hide and hair, trimmed with blue and red wool cloth and tin cones. Top side: tanned buffalo hide with alternating blue and red wool cloth rectangles along edges. Cloth sewn with sinew and cotton thread. Two thin trim pieces tanned hide stitched on top of wool cloth with sinew as accent. Tin cones attached all four edges on hide fringe pieces. Two slits for girth, 6 ½" each. Underside fully covered with buffalo hair. Possibly Blackfeet or Plateau.
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