"Riding out for wood he watched his shadow and the shadow of the horse and travois cross those palings tree by tree"
Kainai woman and travois (1910)
Public DomainKainai woman and travois (1910) - Credit: Rafton-Canning, A

Famously used by the Plains Indians of North America, a travois is a frame used to drag loads over land.

The travois was originally dragged by hand or by dogs, and then later by horses (after the 16th century introduction of horses by the Spanish).