• Culture/People:

    Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)

  • Object name:

    Bridle with pistol-shaped bit

  • Date created:

    bridle circa 1898; pistol-shaped bit added in 1917

  • Place:

    Rosebud Reservation; Todd County; South Dakota; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Horsehair, metal, celluloid, dye/dyes, metal items, commercially tanned leather, cotton cord/cordage, glass item/items

  • Techniques:

    Dyed, soumak braided/knotted, stitched

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Said to have been made by a young Sioux man while he was in prison for two years after stealing a horse; given to Nellie Morse at an unknown date; given by Nellie Morse to Robert A. Warth (1904-1994) in 1959; inherited by Frances Warth Richey and donated to NMAI in 2005 in memory of Robert Warth.

  • Dimensions:

    206.00 x 30.00 x 19.00 cm

  • Catalog number:



    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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