The Buffalo Horse

The Buffalo Horse One good horse was usually considered worth twenty buffalo skins. The Indian horses are rated as “five-cow,” “ten-cow horse.” This means that the horse has speed and bottom to overtake a herd under ordinary circumstances and place his master alongside of twenty cows, to be dispatch in succession. A twenty-cow horse is beyond price with the Crows and Sioux. Like the Arab mares, they are, as a rule, not to be bought.   What Was a Horse Worth? ( In the early 1800s, on Native trade routes, the going rates for horses were: 1 ordinary riding horse is worth 8 buffalo robes … Read more