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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
commercial tanned hide 21 antler or bone 2 sinew 620 metal 3340 wood 4438 pigment 539 rawhide 1018
saddle 94
ca. 1900
L: 19 in, width: 16 in, H: 10.75 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 antlers, and tops are slightly flat. Upright frame attached to wood slats for base of saddle, and all covered with rawhide applied when wet then stretched, and sewn with sinew making a tight casing This is all covered with pigment. A prong is attached to pommel. One piece of rawhide added to wooden slats on both sides with loop of leather tie through saddle body. Commercial leather strap with buckle attached to back of one side, and rawhide strap with metal ring on other side, attached with hide tie through hole in body of saddle. Two (2) leather ties (not original) on either side on front of saddle through holes in body.
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