Horse Cultures of the Southwest

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Horses have been a part of every aspect of life in the Southwest since the sixteenth century. They played an integral role in the entrada for the Spaniards and explorers. Native American Tribes found the horses to be very useful and eventually necessary for survival. Native American and Hispanic ranchers, farmers and warriors could not be successful without their horses. 

This exhibition features paintings by Pop Chalee and Eva Mirabal of Taos Pueblo, Archie Blackowl of Cheyenne decent, Frank P Vigil and Rudolf Treas from the Jicarilla Apache Tribe, to name a few. Also on view are historic Germantown saddle blankets and forged horse tackle.

Image: Installation view, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos NM
Image: Quincy Tahoma, Navajo. Old Navajo Man, ca.1940 Gift of Paul Peralta Ramos 1980.017.073          

  • Various Media
  • International
  • Animals / Wildlife / Nature
  • Pop Chalee
  • Eva Mirabal
  • Archie Blackowl
  • Frank P Vigil
  • Rudolf Treas
  • and others

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