Wild HorsesGeorge CatlinNorth American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. New York, 1845Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Wild Horses
George Catlin
North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. New York, 1845
Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

The Southern Plains

Comanche

The Comanche name comes from the Spanish camino ancho, which means "wide trail". They once lived further North towards the Rockies, but were displaced by Eastern Plains groups moving west away from encroaching European settlement. The Comanche economy was dependent upon horses and they controlled major trading routes throughout the Southwest. Through breeding, trading and stealing, a Chief might acquire as many as fifteen hundred horses.

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