Oglala Teton Sioux Parfleche circa 1870


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A Fine Oglala Teton Sioux Parfleche Saddle Bag  circa 1870

A large and genuine Oglala Teton Sioux raw hide Parfleche Saddle Bag ca 1870.

Measuring 23.5” x 11.5” – 60cm x 29cm.  Native pigments and show good signs of wear while remaining in perfect condition.

Recorded in Rathbun’s old inventory no. 100 CO52, important provenance. Heritage Auction Certificate.

Field collected by Nellie (Rathbun) Woodard and her son Charles Raymond, who operated a “Dry Goods” store and Indian Trading Post in Chadron, Nebraska, near the South Dakota border, beginning in the late 1880s.

The young and handsome Raymond wore his hair long until age 17 in solidarity with his native friends. He was a lifelong friend of the famous Oglala Teton Sioux Chief Red Cloud (1822–1909).

The complete collection remained unpacked until 1940, after which each piece was left untouched and in its original condition! 

This collection was finally sold at the Heritage Auction in Dallas, Texas, through Raymond’s grandson, Paul Rathbun.

The great collection which Nellie and Raymond accumulated over the years was inherited by Raymond’s son Speed and later by his grandson Paul.

Important Provenance Certificate.

Note: Heritage Certificate and copy page of inventory list.



23.5” X 11.5”

60 cm X 29 cm


Field collected by Charles Raymond and Nellie (Rathbun) Woodard near South Dakota-Nebraska border. 

Recorded in their old Inventory List No. C052.

Heritage Auctions Dallas Texas Certificate.

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