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Saddle

Nez Perce National Historical Park, National Park Service

Nez Perce National Historical Park, National Park Service

This type of saddle was used by men when traveling or to pack supplies. It is a wood frame, cottonwood was commonly used, covered with rawhide and sewn together with sinew. The fenders and cinch straps are made from commercial harness leather and the cinch rings are made of iron.

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  • Title: Saddle
  • Contributor: Nez Perce National Historical Park, National Park Service
  • Original Source: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/nepe/exb/transportation_trade/NEPE162_Saddle.html
  • Source: Nez Perce National Historical Park
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: NEPE 162
  • Medium: Rawhide, buckskin, iron
  • Measurements: L 44.0, H 26.0 cm
  • Glossary: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/nepe/glossary.html#Fender, http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/nepe/glossary.html#Cinch Strap
  • Date: c 1870s
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