This saddle may have derived from a Spanish- Mexican pack saddle made of hay stuffed into two cushions. This type of saddle with floral patterning was used by both men and women. Produced by Plains Cree and Plains Ojibwa, it became popular as a trade item to the Blackfeet and Sioux.


  • Title: Pad Saddle
  • Creator: Cree
  • Date: 1890/1910
  • Location: Plains
  • Contributor: Grand Teton National Park, National Park Service
  • Photographer: David Swift
  • Measurements: L 71, W 63 cm
  • Material: Buckskin, glass beads, wood, rawhide
  • Current Location: Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center
  • Catalog Number: GRTE 5446

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