March 11th, 2014 Last Updated on: October 5th, 2018
National Geographic talks about the special bond that Native Americans have with horses.
From the history of the Comanche equestrian empire to the current Pendleton Round-Up and Indian Relays, horses have played an important role in Native American lives.
“Horses forever changed life on the Great Plains. They allowed tribes to hunt more buffalo than ever before. They tipped the balance of power in favor of mounted warriors. And they became prized as wealth.
For Native Americans today, horses endure as an emblem of tradition and a source of pride, pageantry, and healing.”
Read the full story and see beautiful photography from Erika Larsen.
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