Horse Nations


Coming home: As discussed below, “Horses evolved millions of years ago in North America and, after spreading to Eurasia and Africa, went extinct in their homeland at the end of the last ice age. Along with nearly 40 other species of megafauna, from saber-toothed tigers and mammoths to camels, they were wiped out by hunting, climate change, or both. Spanish and British colonizers brought (horses) back.”

NOTE: this article was originally published to and was published on March 31, 2023. It was written by Andrew Curry.


After the Spanish conquest,horses transformed Native American tribes much earlier than historians thought


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