The horse

  • Created by: Ella
  • Created on: 31-05-13 11:50

The horse in the Sioux culture

  • In the 15th century the Spanish brought horses to America
  • The Sioux used the horses to go hunting with, it was their method of transport. The could hunt much more efficiently with horses
  • The horses make it much easier for the Sioux to hunt, they also get into the 'horse-trading' market. On hrseback it was easier to keep up with the buffalo, which meant more food. Horses transformed the way the Sioux functioned. 
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Horses and the Sioux

  • Horses = power and status
  • Horses became a profession
  • Wealth was calculated by the number of horses a man owned
  • Horses symbolised freedom
  • Indians became great riders, probably the first in the world 
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