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Arizona Archaeological Society – Little Colorado River Chapter

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Arizona Archaeological Society – Little Colorado River Chapter


February 2019

Apaches and their Horses (Springerville)

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Springerville Heritage Center, 418 E. Main Stret
Springerville, AZ 85938 United States
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It has been thought that the Apache do not become Apache until the adoption of the horse, which triggered the raiding adaptation. While horses played a central role in the Apachean world, the horse divide is not as pronounced as thought. Horses changed the ancestral Apache lifeway and horses survived and thrived without European horse culture. Horses shaped warfare and intercultural relations, were intertwined with family and inter-band relations, and were integrated into Apachean lives through use of horse power…

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