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Horse travois basket/frame

Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
USA; Montana; Rosebud County; Lame Deer, Northern Cheyenne Reservation
18/2687

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Horse travois poles

Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
USA; Montana; Rosebud County; Lame Deer, Northern Cheyenne Reservation
18/2687

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  • Format/Object name:

    Dog travois

  • Date created:

    1920-1921

  • Artists/Makers:

    Reuben Black Horse (Ruben Black Horse), Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. ca. 1855 and Lena Black Horse (Mrs. Reuben Black Horse), Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. ca. 1862

  • Place:

    Lame Deer, Northern Cheyenne Reservation; Rosebud County; Montana; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood, cowhide, hide thong/babiche, pigment/pigments

  • Techniques:

    Carved, bent, tied

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Commissioned by Thomas M. Galey (b. ca. 1884), an oil man interested in Indians who sometimes assisted anthropologist George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938) during his fieldwork; kept by Indian trader August C. Stohr (1868-1944) at Lame Deer, Montana, until 1932 when it was donated to MAI by Thomas Galey and August Stohr.

  • Dimensions:

    160 x 70 x 50 cm

  • Catalog number:

    18/2688

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the "Song for the Horse Nation" exhibit on the 3rd floor

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