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Stirrups: Beaded stirrups, like these ones, are strictly parade attire. Women of some tribes would adorn themselves and their horses for special occasions, such as moving camp. Decorations like this are still used in parades today.

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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Montana 236 Crow 493
Descriptions
horn 111 elk 52 pigment 539 Buckskin 430 cloth 876 trade 201 seed 1420 wood 4438 rawhide 1018 glass beads 689
Names
saddle 94
Subjects
geometric 807
Date:
ca. 1900
Dimensions:
L: 17 in, beaded pendant front length: 10.625 in, beaded pendant back length: 11.5 in
Credit Line:
Adolf Spohr Collection; Gift of Larry Sheerin.
Remarks:
Transportation: Land Transportation. Woman's -- Elk horn pommel and cantle covered with buckskin, wooden frame covered with rawhide. Red and green cloth tabs with overlay bead decoration in geometric design extending from pommel and cantle, beaded border halfway around each horn. Rawhide covered wooden stirrups with white bead decoration, painted dark blue. Beaded tabs extending from each stirrup in geometric design. Red cloth and white bead border. Stirrups attached with buckskin thongs. Buckskin fringe extending from bottom of horns.
Accession Number:
NA.403.6

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