Horse Saddle Pad

Red River Metis


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about 1880

Native tanned hide (formerly a parfleche), glass beads, wool cloth, cotton cloth, cotton binding, porcupine quills, dye, rawhide, paint; leather, metal, thread

Overall: 18 7/8 × 39 3/8 in. (48 × 100 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Newton Buckner



Place Made: Canada, North America


19th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Animal Husbandry

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Subarctic

Not on view

Exhibition History

Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8, 2011-March 12, 2012.


Collected by Mortimer Norton Buckner (1873-1942), Greenwich, Connecticut, before 1926; bequeathed to his son, Newton Buckner (1913-2005), Greenwich, Connecticut, about 1942; [delivered tro Dartmouth College by Newton Buckner's father-in-law, John Carleton Sterling (1888-1964), Class of 1911]; given to present colllection, 1946.

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