Tucked a block away from the Town Square, Cayuse Western Americana has earned a reputation as a mandatory stop for savvy collectors of the American West. The New York Times noted Cayuse’s expertise on the genre in their recent article, “36 Hours in Jackson Hole.” Our carefully curated selection of antique Native American, cowboy, and national park art and handwork is unmatched. With an emphasis on condition and authenticity, Cayuse has brought together bits, spurs, saddles, and chaps. In addition, the gallery houses an incredible selection of antique Navajo and Zuni turquoise, as well as vintage silver and gold buckles worn by cowboys and cowgirls of the past. Early art and photographs spanning the vast landscapes and inhabitants of the West grace the walls, while beaded horse trappings and clothing of the Northern Plains tribes bring this art to life. A handful of the best contemporary artisans continue the legacy of fine silver and gold buckles and jewelry.
Cayuse Western Americana Vera McGinnis epitomized the adventurous cowgirl whose heart belonged to Jackson Hole. Beginning her career as an impromptu relay rider, she soon took up trick riding, bronc and bull riding, and Roman racing, winning at all events. A celebrated rider, Vera’s most famous trick was the under-the-belly crawl at full speed. Touring with rodeo shows, she performed in Canada, Europe, Asia, and the United States. Photograph circa 1913.
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