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When the Spaniards brought the horse to America, the life of Native
Americans was forever changed. Indian myths named the horse "Sacred
Dog." Altering the Plains tribes to a full-time nomadic life, the horse also
made buffalo hunting easier, and it brought the Plains Indians to their
Golden Age of Great Prosperity, from 1750-1886, which lasted until the last
buffalos were killed by white hunters. Farnsworth's love for horses is seen
in the larger-than-life Remuda (Spanish word for a relay of horses). It was
painted by mixing only primary colors: red, yellow, and blue.
Caroline Linscott and Julie Christiansen-Dull