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Horse Nations: The Worldwide Impact of the Horse on Indigenous Societies Post-1492

Peter Mitchell

Abstract

The Native American on a horse is an archetypal Hollywood image, but though such equestrian-focused societies were a relatively short-lived consequence of European expansion overseas, they were not restricted to North America's Plains. Horse Nations provides the first wide-ranging and up-to-date synthesis of the impact of the horse on the Indigenous societies of North and South America, southern Africa, and Australasia following its introduction as a result of European contact post-1492. Drawing on sources in a variety of languages and on the evidence of archaeology, anthropology, and history, ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198703839
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198703839.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Mitchell, author