March 18, 2014

Wanapum Girl and Horse, Oregon

Photograph by Erika Larsen, National Geographic

Destiny Buck, of the Wanapum tribe, rides her mare, Daisy, in the yearly Indian princess competition in Pendleton, Oregon. Embraced first for war, hunting, and transport, horses became partners in pageantry and a way to show tribal pride.

See more photographs of Native American horses from National Geographic magazine >>

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