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Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang

David Philipps
Format
Book
Published
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780393247138, 0393247139
Summary
"The wild horse is so ingrained in the American imagination that even those who have never seen one know what it stands for: fierce independence, unbridled freedom, the bedrock ideals of the nation ... In Wild Horse Country, New York Times reporter David Philipps traces the rich history of wild horses in America and investigates the shocking dilemma they face in our own time. Here is the grand story of the horse: from its prehistoric debut in North America to its reintroduction by Spanish conquistadors and its spread through the epic battles between native tribes and settlers during the days of the Wild West ... Traveling through remote parts of the American West, Philipps also reveals the wild horse's current crisis, with tens of thousands of horses being held in captivity by the federal government, and free horses caught between the clashing ideals of ranchers, animal rights activists, scientists, and government officials."--Jacket flaps.
Contents
  • The gather
  • The dawn horse
  • Return of a native
  • The dog-food decades
  • Print the legend
  • Wild Horse Annie
  • Life under the law
  • Range wars
  • All the missing horses
  • Disappointment Valley
  • A wild solution.
Description
xxxix, 316 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-304) and index.
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