Nicasio, CA: Hawk Hill Press, 2010. First Edition. SIGNED by Ned and Jody Martin. 144 pp. Oblong 4to (12 1/4" x 13 3/4").. Glossary; Bibliography; Index. Includes 500 images (most in color) of silver bridles from museums and private collections, as well as depictions in ledger drawings and historic photos of these bridles in use by the Plains people. A fine copy in dustjacket. Item #21164
Volume 1 of the Bridles of the Americas. The Navajo and Southern Plains Indians loved the flash of silver to adorn their horses and themselves. This book traces the evolution and use of silver bridles as well as gorgets, pectorals, hairplates and concha belts, all of which were first obtained through trade networks, and later the Indians learned to make themselves.