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Native American Horsemanship

Native American Horsemanship

by Troy Johnson, Clarissa Aykroyd
     
 

Contrary to popular belief, Native Americans did not always have horses to assist them in their daily lives. For thousands of years they carried items themselves or even used dogs. The arrival of the horse in the Americas during the 16th century dramatically changed the lifestyles of many Native American tribes. This was particularly true of the people living on

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Contrary to popular belief, Native Americans did not always have horses to assist them in their daily lives. For thousands of years they carried items themselves or even used dogs. The arrival of the horse in the Americas during the 16th century dramatically changed the lifestyles of many Native American tribes. This was particularly true of the people living on the Great Plains. This book discusses the introduction of the horse to the Native Americans by the Spanish and explains the impact this had on various Native American tribes.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
One of the iconic images American West is a Native American mounted upon a mustang, surveying the Great Plains and all that they encompass. The horse was a major factor in the lives of many Native Americans, as well as of First Nation Peoples residing in portions of Central and South America. In this selection from the multi-volume “Native American Life” series, readers are given an engaging introduction to the evolution of horses as part of Native Peoples’ cultures. Starting with the introduction of horses to the New World by the Spanish Conquistadors and reaching to the present day, Native American Horsemanship provides readers an educated look into the world of horse cultures that dotted the landscape of the Americas. Throughout the book, the tidbits of significant and interesting information included in sidebars, should be sure to draw readers. Additional readings, critical vocabulary definitions, and additional online resources linking to the horse cultures of the Americas are also included to good effect. This approach makes Native American Horsemanship both informative and readable. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck; Ages 10 to 14.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590841211
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Native American Life Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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