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America's Last Wild Horses

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ISBN-10: 1592288731

ISBN-13: 9781592288731

Edition: N/A

Authors: Hope Ryden, Hope Ryden

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No wild animal captures the spirit of North America quite so powerfully as the wild horse--nor has any faced such diverse and potent enemies. In this provocative account, Hope Ryden--who helped to ensure the passage of the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act, which grants mustangs special protection--combs the history of these proud and noble horses. Descended from the Spanish horses ridden by the conquistadors, they evolved into the tough and intelligent ponies that Indians--and later, explorers and cowboys--learned to rely on. From the period when wholesale extermination of the buffalo was under way until recent times, commercial and political interests have sought to eliminate the wild horses as varmints. In this update to this classic story, Ryden tells of the successes and failures of regulation, and includes stunning color photographs. The subject of a front-page article in The New York Times when it was first published, America's Last Wild Horses continues to be a compelling testament to the life of a uniquely American symbol of grace and wildness, and is a must-read for horse lovers and Western history enthusiasts everywhere.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 7/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Hope Ryden has written four nonfiction books on wild horses, and her articles and photographs on the subject have appeared in National Geographic and other publications. She is also the author of the novel Wild Horse Summer. Ms. Ryden lives in New York City and Wolf Lake, New York.

The More Things Change, the More They ...
The Controversial Horses
The Question of Origin
The Question of Blood
Attempts to Recover the Spanish Horse
The Return of the Native
The Horse Transforms the Plains Indians
Indian War-Horses
The Scattering of Horses
Explorers Use Indian Ponies
Explorers Lose Horses
Explorers Capture Wild Horses
The Question of Size
The Appaloosa Horse
Settlers Use the "Cayuses"
A Psychological Development
A Horse-Removal Program
The Wild Horses Thrive on the Plains
The Wild Stallion: Overlord and Defender
Cow Ponies
Scapegoats
The Slaughter of the Buffaloes
The Poaching of the Ponies
Who Owns the Wild Horses?
The Mustangers
On the Track of Wild-Horse History
The Reform of the Range
Wild Horse Annie
Bootleg Roundups
No Room for Wild Horses
The Pryor Mountain Controversy
An Aroused Public Fights
Refuges: The Answer?
Victory for Wild Horses
A Mustang Massacre
Twenty Years of Mustang Mismanagement
Update: Wild Horses into the Millennium
Notes and Sources
Appendices
Index
List of Photographs