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Object Name Blanket, Saddle
Object Number 1914.318.1
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description rectangular piece of animal hide with 12.1 cm wide beaded band along all four edges on one face; one of the longer beaded bands extends 18.4 cm past rectangular piece on both ends; these extensions have fringe and one has five small bells; beading is a white background with dark blue, green and yellow geometric designs; two 10.2 cm slits cut in animal hide inside either of the shorter beaded bands.
Date 1879/12
Dimensions W-25.984 L-70.079 inches
Dimension Details overall measurements
Material animal hide; beads; metal
Made Sioux
Provenance according to the old display label, the designs appear to represent tipis". Presented to President Hayes by an Indian named Don't Braid His hair in December, 1879.
People Don't Braid His Hair
Search Terms American Indian
Don't Braid His Hair
Native American
Plains Indian
Pine Ridge Agency