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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
wood 4438 rawhide 1018 antler or bone 2 metal 3340 tanned hide 570
saddle 94
ca. 1880
L: 21 in, width: 13 in, H: 9 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
Possibly a pack saddle. Two forked pieces of bone or antler attached to front and rear of two wooden slats. Covered with stretched, wetted rawhide, and sewn with sinew. The rawhide and sinew are probably what holds the bone and wood together. Two sets of holes drilled though front and back of both wood side panels; three of these holes have leather ties and large leather straps with metal rings attached. Two smaller metal rings - one larger. Large and small rings attached with straps on one side.
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