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

$49.95
Current stock: 0
Description

Description

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, the volume outlines the transformations that the acquisition of the horse wrought on a diverse range of groups within these four continents. Review by Brittany: This book gives a great, detailed look into the overall impact the horse has had on the many indigenous peoples of not just North and South America, but Southern Africa, and Australasia as well. Even though European contact with the indigenous people was nothing short of devastating and turbulent, it also gave rise to the utilization of the horse. Moreover, the author explores fundamental areas that changed due to horse such as subsistence, technology, and beliefs. In addition, the readers also get a glimpse into how the horse’s role aided in the development of more hierarchical social formations. As a result, this book is a good source of reference for anyone who is interested in the horse and indigenous people.

Review by Brittany:

This book gives a great, detailed look into the overall impact the horse has had on the many indigenous peoples of not just North and South America, but Southern Africa, and Australasia as well. Even though European contact with the indigenous people was nothing short of devastating and turbulent, it also gave rise to the utilization of the horse. Moreover, the author explores fundamental areas that changed due to horse such as subsistence, technology, and beliefs. In addition, the readers also get a glimpse into how the horse’s role aided in the development of more hierarchical social formations. As a result, this book is a good source of reference for anyone who is interested in the horse and indigenous people.

Reviews

Reviews (0)

Be the first to review this product.
Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU:
b02-9780198703839