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Carly Geller ES112 Section 303 Vehicles of Resistance? Horses, Native Peoples, and Euroamerican Colonialism in the Greater Western Borderlands of North America I chose to attend Thomas Andrews’ lecture speaking about one specific chapter of the book that he is currently working on. The chapter titled “Vehicles of Resistance” focuses on the horse’s impact on Native American life in the 1500s to present day. Andrews quoted during the lecture, “this is one small piece of a much larger process.” Andrews spoke about the ways that animals impacted history with a main focus on the horse. Andrews explained that within western history, horses have been a large part of life. Horses were first introduced to the Native Americans by the Spaniards in the 1500s. They understood the advantages that horses were able to provide. In the 1680s, horses became popular among Indians, and by the 1700s, mostly all Native Americans owned horses. He stated that the “plains area” of the United States might well have been called
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