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The Horse and the Plains Indians: A Powerful Partnership

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Indians lived scattered on the Great Plains of North America for thousands of years, traveling slowly on foot and using dogs to help drag the travois sledges carrying their goods. Then in the early sixteenth century Spaniards arrived, bringing their horses with them. Horses were vital to the Spaniards, so they outlawed the trading and selling of horses to the Indians. But horses escaped from captivity and lived in the wild, and Indians quickly realized how valuable they could be. Their culture was transformed. The Plains Indians, especially the Blackfoot and the Crow, used their horses to travel across the mountains and hunt buffalo, while the Nez Perce in Idaho and Oregon became famous for developing the spotted Appaloosa. Horses are now used in Indian fairs and rodeos. Young people especially take pride in proving their endurance during the Big Foot memorial ride to honor those who died during the Wounded Knee massacre.

Synopsis:

From the award-winning nonfiction team that brought you The Buffalo and the Indians comes a new companion work that tells of the transformative period in the early 16th century when the Spaniards introduced horses to the Great Plains, and how horses became, and remain, a key part of the Plains Indians' culture.

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The image of a Native American on horseback has become ingrained in the American consciousness. But the Plains Indians and the horse were not always inseparable. Once, Native Americans used dogs to help carry their goods, and even after the Spaniards introduced the horse to the Americas, horses were considered so valuable that the Spanish would not allow the Indians to have them. But soon horses escaped from Spanish settlements, and Native Americans quickly learned how valuable the horse could be as a hunting mount, beast of burden, and military steed. Follow the story of this transformative partnership, starting in the early sixteenth century and continuing today.

About the Author

William Munoz has an avid interest in ecology and the environment and has taken the photographs for a number of books written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. Mr. Munoz lives in Hamilton, Montana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547125510
Author:
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw
Publisher:
Clarion Books
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Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
Rocks & Minerals
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Exploration & Discovery
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Animals
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color photographs
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in 0.95 lb
Age Level:
from 7 up to 10

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From the award-winning nonfiction team that brought you The Buffalo and the Indians comes a new companion work that tells of the transformative period in the early 16th century when the Spaniards introduced horses to the Great Plains, and how horses became, and remain, a key part of the Plains Indians' culture.
"Synopsis" by ,
The image of a Native American on horseback has become ingrained in the American consciousness. But the Plains Indians and the horse were not always inseparable. Once, Native Americans used dogs to help carry their goods, and even after the Spaniards introduced the horse to the Americas, horses were considered so valuable that the Spanish would not allow the Indians to have them. But soon horses escaped from Spanish settlements, and Native Americans quickly learned how valuable the horse could be as a hunting mount, beast of burden, and military steed. Follow the story of this transformative partnership, starting in the early sixteenth century and continuing today.
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