Saddle, Sioux - Southern Teton. Collection Warnock. Period 1825-1850 - ca. 1835. Native tanned buffalo hide; buffalo rawhide; wood stirrups; pink, black and blue glass pony beads, sinew sewn. Length 45 cm; Width 30 cm. Old tag in script states, A Sioux Indian saddle used by an Indian on the Plains in 1839. Presented by Lieut. Charles A. Love U.S.N. Lessard Collection- SD 602 Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp. Splendid Heritage.
A GENUINE COSSACK HORSEMAN'S SADDLE. This saddle was the property of White Russian emigre Boris Michael d'Adamovich Leliwa, who left Russia in 1920 in the wake of the Russian Bolshevik Revolution. According to Russ Bigelow, Leliwa lived in a "shack" in Richmond, New Hampshire. 1947 newspaper article where he appeared at a public meeting to advocate the use of dogs in hunting mountain lions, which were then menacing domestic animals in Winchester.