Circa 1870s - purchased from a Nez Perce family on the reservation. 16" long, 9" high, 8" fringe/flaps. This type of saddle was popular with the Crow and Blackfeet, who gave them the name "prairie chicken snare." Elk antlers in a round shape form the pommel, and cantle are attached to side pieces covered with sinew-sewn rawhide. This piece includes the original buffalo rawhide.
PERIOD: Last quarter 19th century
SIZE: 16" long; 9" high; 8" fringe/flaps