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Plains Cree saddle
Description Dakota buckskin saddle from Fort Totten, North Dakota. The hanging flaps on either side of the seat are beaded and tassled, with additional beadwork panels directly above the hanging segments. The tassels are beaded leather thongs that terminate in bundles of yarn.
Pad saddle composed of a quilted leather seat with beadworked floral medaillions at each corner, and fully beadworked floral flaps at each side. While this piece may certainly have been collected among the Dakota, it is stylistically Plains Cree in origin.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 19 1/2 inches length
25 inches width
2 1/2 inches depth
Nomenclature Saddle (seat)
Subjects Used in Fort Totten, Benson County, North Dakota, United States
Used by Dakota Indians
Saddlery
Dakota Indians--Horses
Indian. Transportation. Land
Dates Creation: Approximately 1875
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 2657.E257