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With most of the plains tribes the travois was the universal vehicle for transporting camp equipment, but is now rarely seen. In the days before the acquisition of horses a smaller form of the same device was drawn by dogs. The occasion of this picture was the bringing of the sacred tongues to the medicine-lodge ceremony, as narrated in Volume VI, page 40.
Native Americans Manners and customs Landscapes Landscape photography Photogravure Piegan Indians Blankets Horses Equipment and supplies
Photogravure, 22.25 x 18.25 inches: The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol.6 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library