• Culture/People:

    probably Plains Cree (Prairie Cree) (attributed); owned and used by the Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)

  • Object name:

    Pad saddle

  • Date created:

    circa 1895

  • Place:

    Tsuu T'in Reserve (Sarcee Reserve); Alberta; Canada (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Hide, wool cloth, glass bead/beads, deer hair, cotton cloth, silk ribbon, hide thong/babiche, metal buckle, sinew, thread, rawhide

  • Techniques:

    Sewn, overlay beadwork, stuffed

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Given to Jean Mary Cowan (Mrs. Leonard West/Mrs. Robert Isbister, 1912-1998) in 1916 or 1917 by Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee) friends from a reserve near the ranch where she lived with her parents, Cecil M. Cowan and Constance Cowan (1881-1963); kept by Cowan family until 1943, when it was donated to MAI by Mrs. Cowan.

  • Dimensions:

    46.00 x 42.00 x 5.00 cm

  • Catalog number:



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