Colorado Experience: Native Horses

Had horses become extinct in North America 10,000-years before Europeans arrived around 1500? Or were horses present in North America all along?



The history of our country has always been told from the colonizers’ perspective. One mythology is that horses integrated into Native American cultures after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, but the truth was found hiding in plain sight – in both oral histories and the bones of Native horses. Archaeologists and Native Americans come together to retell the story of the horse.


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