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Native American Saddlery and Trappings: A History in Paper Dolls Paperback – October 15, 2002
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Internet searching will eventually turn up photographs of several, but most examples can be seen only in widely separated museums. I have found no academic books or even technical reports on these saddles, although some are bound to exist somewhere. Most internet articles are brief, sometimes quoting each other, and often presenting erroneous information. For example many, if not most, references state that only indian women used these saddles, which is untrue. Both Frederick Remington and Charles Russell lived and worked among indians of the 1800s and were sticklers for accuracy. Both depicted male indians in combat riding indian style saddles. Another brief article did state that both men and women used indian style saddles, the main difference being that womens' saddles were broadest at the back, while mens' saddles were broadest at the front.
This book has only two or three short paragraphs and two illustrations of how these saddles were constructed, but they are critical paragraphs if you can't find this information anywhere else. Good internet photographs of auction items are interesting, but say nothing about how they were put together.
I have spoken mostly about saddle construction but have said nothing about the dazzling color trappings that typically went with indian saddles.Read more ›
Very nice highly detailed and in full color.
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Beautifully done and informative. My daughter and I love this book.Published 11 months ago by Deep Deep South
Richly colored images on heavy paper & great historical information! Buy two. One to keep as a reference and one to play with!Published 23 months ago by *Anon*