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Plains Indian Museum

Amoskapi Pikuni 13 Blackfeet 183 Montana 236 Northern Plains 1866
bison rawhide 12 sinew 620 brass tacks 42 tanned bison hide 29 wood 4438
saddle 94
ca. 1890
L: 19 in, H: 12 in, width: 14 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
High pommel and cantle of wood, tops carved into flat horizontal discs. Upright frame attached with sinew to wood slat side pieces, the whole is covered with possible bison rawhide applied when wet, stretched tightly to form a tight casing when dry - sinew sewn. One (1) plain stirrup attached with tanned hide; holes drilled in front and rear side slats for thongs for girth strap. Pommel and cantle discs are embellished with brass tacks, and tanned hide fringe hang from both. The stirrup does not appear to be original to saddle. Too small in comparison to size of saddle.
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