Native American Horse Saddles & Trappings Photos

Native American Indians decorated the saddles, saddle bags & other objects used on their horses.

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Horse travois with Cheyenne artifacts at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Horse travois with Cheyenne artifacts at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Model of native on horseback with Northern Plains & Cheyenne artifacts at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Crow decorated horse saddle, blanket & cases at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Horse travois with Cheyenne artifacts (c1880-90) at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Horse travois with Cheyenne artifacts (c1880-90) at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Model of native on horseback with Northern Plains & Cheyenne artifacts (c1885-90) at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Crow decorated horse saddle, blanket & cases (1890s) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Crow Indian beaded saddle & horse items at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.Cree beadwork saddle at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Regina, SK.Cree beadwork saddle at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Regina, SK.Cree beaded deer hide saddle at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.
Crow Indian beaded saddle & horse items (c1890) at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.Cree beadwork saddle (prior to 1977) at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Regina, SK.Cree beadwork saddle (prior to 1905) at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Regina, SK.Cree beaded deer hide saddle (c1880) at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.
Sicangu or Oglala beaded saddle blanket at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Salish woman's frame saddle & Flathead saddle blanket at Montana Historical Society museum. Helena, MT.Ogallala Sioux beaded saddle pockets at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.Navaho Burro Packsaddle at A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art. Trinidad, CO.
Sicangu or Oglala beaded saddle blanket (c1890) at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Salish woman's frame saddle (c1880) & Flathead saddle blanket (c1910) at Montana Historical Society museum. Helena, MT.Ogallala Sioux beaded saddle pockets (19th C) at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.Navaho Burro Packsaddle (c1900) at A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art. Trinidad, CO.
Lakota beaded deer hide saddlebags at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Chiricahua Apache saddle bag at National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, DC.Apache leather double saddle bags at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.Apache saddle bag at Oklahoma History Center. Oklahoma City, OK.
Lakota beaded deer hide saddlebags (c1885) at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY.Chiricahua Apache saddle bag (c1880) at National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, DC.Apache leather double saddle bags (c1900) at Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN.Apache saddle bag at Oklahoma History Center. Oklahoma City, OK.
Navajo saddle throw at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.


Navajo saddle throw (1870s-80s) at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.



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