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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566 Midwest 5
wood 4438 brass tacks 42 sinew 620 rawhide 1018 tanned hide 570
saddle 94
ca. 1870
L: 18.5 in, width: 11.5 in, H: 7 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
Two thick (1 ½"W) rounded wood pieces (almost U shaped), attached to front and rear of two wooden side slats. All covered with rawhide, wet, and stitched with sinew for a tight cover. The topes of the U shapes are covered in two long single rows of brass tacks, and one shorter row at top of the U form. Four (not original) rawhide straps (1 ½" with some cow hair still on) are looped on itself and bound with a round rawhide cutout, with a leather tie attached to one side - for a belly strap (?). Stirrup attached to each side with long leather ties. The stirrups are made of wood covered tightly with rawhide and sinew sewn. Unadorned.
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