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Horses in American Indian Culture

Opening Fall 2014

October 3, 2014 to May 20, 2015

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 
1 p.m. - 4 p.m., or by appointment


This student-produced exhibit traces the significance of the close bond that developed between Indians of the Southwest and the horse, their “four-legged brother.”  The Spanish introduction of the horse into the area during the 1700's changed many aspects of Indian culture such as travel, warfare and hunting.  Horses in American Indian Culture includes artifacts made of materials from the horse, items used in daily interactions with the horse, and objects demonstrating the horse’s profound role in warfare, spirituality, contemporary American Indian art, as well as many other cultural aspects.

*Closed for University Holidays