Facts on Horses of Plains Indians
The Native American tribes of North America’s Great Plains numbered near 30. The most well-known of these tribes include the Arapaho, Blackfoot, Comanche, Cheyenne, Crow, Kiowa, Omaha, Osage, Pawnee and Sioux. Some Ojibwa and Apache groups also lived in the Great Plains. Although horses became extinct in North America when the majestic animals arrived back on the continent with Spanish settlers, they became incorporated into the Native American culture, changing hunting and fighting techniques and lifestyles.