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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
sinew 620 wood 4438 tanned bison hide 29 antler 34 rawhide 1018
stirrups 29 pack saddle 9 cinch 7 straps
ca. 1870
L: 18.5 in, width: 4.5 in, H: 12.25 in
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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 (2) shaped antlers, attached to front and rear of two wooden side slats. Rawhide, stretched while wet around the frame, sewn with sinew, holds pieces together. Piece of rawhide runs horizontally across saddle frame attached to pommel and to cantle over the extra horn and attached with wooden peg on other end. Two holes burned at each end of side slats for rawhide rigging (not attached). Stirrups (2) attached with tanned bison hide strips. Stirrups are wooden frame, wrapped in wet rawhide and stretched over the frame and sewn with, extra thick stitches on the bottom. Extra strapping (bundled) of same material as attached to stirrups. Cinch is broken in two pieces.
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