Toy Horse: At first, horses were thought of simply as creatures that could be used for travel, but they eventually came to be a far more integral part of Native culture. Toy horses, such as these, were often given to children.
|Northern Plains 1866|
|canvas 234 tanned 631 deer hide 193 Horse Hair 108 seed beads 30 rawhide 1018 cotton wood 2|
|toy horse 2|
|H: 13.75 in, width: 4.5 in, L: 13 in|
|Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot|
|Ritual and Recreation, Toys. Toy horse/saddle/saddlebags. Hand tanned white buckskin, rawhide and canvas. Beads are lustre, seed, silver, brass and clear. Wooden legs and frame are cottonwood.|
|Book: Welcome to Kaya's World, 1764, Growing Up in a Native American Homeland; The American Girls Collection; Pleasant Company Publications; Middleton, WI; 2003; front cover , and page 14|