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Saddle Bag

Yankton Sioux1875/1900

Grand Teton National Park, National Park Service

Grand Teton National Park, National Park Service

Beaded saddle bags like this were thrown over a horse’s back and secured behind the saddle. The women of Northern Plains, Columbia River Plateau, and some Great Basin tribes still use decorative saddle bags like this during annual parade celebrations and rodeos.

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Details

  • Title: Saddle Bag
  • Creator: Yankton Sioux
  • Date: 1875/1900
  • Location: Plains
  • Contributor: Grand Teton National Park, National Park Service
  • Photographer: David Swift
  • Measurements: L 115, W 31 cm
  • Material: Buckskin, glass beads, canvas
  • Current Location: Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center
  • Catalog Number: GRTE 5205

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