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Collector:
Dr. U S Army Charles C. Gray  Search this
Dr. Washington Matthews  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. U S Army Charles C. Gray  Search this
Culture:
Sioux, Yankton Dakota  Search this
Sioux, Yanktonai Dakota  Search this
Object Type:
Saddle
Place:
Not Given, Upper Missouri River, Dakota Territory, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1868
Notes:
PROVENIENCE NOTE: THE ACCESSION FILE FOR E6326-361 NOTES ONLY THAT THE OBJECTS WERE SENT FROM FORT STEVENSON IN 1868. THE COLLECTORS, DRS. GRAY & MATHEWS, WERE POSTED TO THIS FORT IN 1867-68 (IN PRESENT-DAY NORTH DAKOTA), BUT PRIOR TO THAT, DR. MATHEWS HAD SERVED AT FORT BERTHOLD (WHICH LAY ONLY A FEW MILES FROM FORT STEVENSON), AS WELL AS AT FORT UNION FURTHER NORTH ON THE UPPER MISSOURI RIVER (ON THE MONTANA/NORTH DAKOTA BORDER). NEAR THERE, AT FORT BUFORD, DR. GRAY HAD BEEN POSTED IN 1867, AND IN 1866 SERVED AT FORT RANDALL (IN PRESENT-DAY SOUTHERN SOUTH DAKOTA). PRECISE PROVENIENCE IS THEREFORE UNCERTAIN FOR THESE OBJECTS; "FORT BERTHOLD," "FORT STEVENSON," "UPPER MISSOURI RIVER," OR SIMPLY "DAKOTA TERRITORY" INCONSISTENTLY APPEAR IN THE CARD CATALOG LISTINGS FOR THIS SERIES. AS ALL THE AFOREMENTIONED FORTS LAY ALONG THE UPPER MISSOURI RIVER, THAT DESIGNATION IS CHOSEN FOR LOCALITY. (CFS/1995).
From card: "From small size appears to be child's saddle. A variant of woman's saddle type-forked pommel, flattened and turned forward at top; forked cantle not flattened; suspended seat hooks over prong in front of pommel and pins through loop in rawhide cover via wood pin at back of cantle. Cinching via rawhide staps, and rawhide cinch. Non-adjustable, narrow rawhide stirrup straps and wood stirrup covered with rawhide."
Record Last Modified:
14 Feb 2019
Specimen Count:
1
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
001281
USNM Number:
E6328-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8470586