Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Indian Pony


Today's picture was taken in 1907, and it shows an Indian School Girl and her pony. The picture was taken at Fort Belknap.

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  1. Bother her clothing and the artwork/weaving on the saddle blanket are beautiful.

    I STILL want a pony.

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  2. All the dots on her dress must be elk teeth. The beaded(?) 'necklace' is lovely too. Great picture. Where is Fort whatever?

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  3. It is in North Central Montana.

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  4. Wow - look at how SMALL that horse/pony is - and it looks very very young. I cannot believe she is riding it. I don't think Indian ponies led a very pampered life.

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  5. My dad's friend, Begeron Carter, worked at the local slaughter house in the mid 70's and rode his mare to work everyday, about 7 miles. He would carry a lead rope and halter in case she gave birth while out. Horses are tough creatures.
    Lorenzo Poe

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  6. What a contrast with yesterday's fat 'n' happy pleasure pony.

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  7. Life was very VERY hard for indian horses. It almost looks like a yearling. Poor thing.

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  8. Quite a contrast between the Native american girl and her pony and the wealthy elite the previous day, not much has changed!

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