Dispelling the Myth of The Aboriginal North American Horse

Very interesting article, even if there were a huge lot more of horses shipped from spain and north africa than the mentioned eleven, I find many good points here. Especially the importance of preserving the horses still left and to do more research still. Thank you for this eye-opener.

Hippies for Horses

Source: http://www.saveourwildhorse.com/PDF/Articles/AboriginalNorthAmericanHorse.pdf

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IN SUPPORT OF SENATE BILL 2278 (North Dakota)
STATEMENT OF CLAIRE HENDERSON
HISTORY DEPARTMENT
BATIMENT DE KONINCK
LAVAL UNIVERSITY
QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC CANADA
236 Rve Lavergne Quebec, Quebec, G1K-2k2 Canada
418-647-1032
 (February 1, 1991) 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Traditional Dakota/Lakota people firmly believe that the aboriginal North American horse did not become extinct after the last Ice Age, and that it was part of their pre-contact culture.

Scientists know from fossil remains that the horse originated and evolved in North America, and that these small 12 to 13 hand horses or ponys (sic) migrated to Asia across the Bering Strait, then spread throughout Asia and finally reached Europe. The drawings in the French Laseaux caves, dating about 10,000 B.C., are a testimony to their long westward migration. Scientists contend, however, that the aboriginal horse became extinct in North America during what is (known) as the “Pleistocene kill,”…

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