Book

The horse in Blackfoot Indian culture, with comparative material from other western tribes

U. S. Govt. Print. Off.Washington • Published In 1955 • Pages: xv, 374

By: Ewers, John Canfield.

Abstract
The influence of the horse on Plains Indian culture is the subject of this monograph. John Ewers, who was the curator of the Museum of the Plains Indian, did archival research and interviewed elderly informants to gather this data on the horse in pre-reservation Blackfoot culture. A great deal of information is presented including chapters on care, breeding, gear, the use of the horse in such activities as camp movements, hunting, war, trade, recreation, and religion. Comparative data from other Plains cultures is presented. Ewers concludes that '… the influence of the horse permeated and modified to a greater or lesser degree every major aspect of Plains Indian life' (p. 339).
Subjects
Domesticated animals
Animal transport
Acculturation and culture contact
Warfare
Instigation of war
Applied animal science
Comparative evidence
Travel
Representative art
Congregations
culture
Blackfoot
HRAF PubDate
1999
Region
North America
Sub Region
Plains and Plateau
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Types
Ethnologist
Government Official
Document Rating
4: Excellent Secondary Data
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Marlene Martin ; 1982
Coverage Date
ca. 1750-1952
Coverage Place
northwestern Montana, United States; southern Alberta, Canada
Notes
John Canfield Ewers
Comparative material and information on the horse in Plains culture in general were indexed for Comparative Evidence (171)
LCCN
55060591
LCSH
Siksika Indians