“A Measure of Wealth” by Linda Egle
12″H x 13″L x 7″W
Limited Edition of 10
The possession of the horse changed nearly every aspect of life for Native Americans. This mobility allowed a wider range of travel that improved hunting abilities, more contact with other peoples, and advanced trade opportunities. But the horse also improved the life of the women by replacing the dog and their own backs for transporting their needed possessions. The horse actually became a measurement of an individual’s wealth and standing among his peers. This mare and her foal indicates an increase in that wealth.