Connecting Horses and Colorado Heritage and Culture

Apr 24, 2020


How can horses help us understand what's shared and what's contested when it comes to how historical and contemporary human communities in Colorado lay claim to their heritage? In this public symposium, we ponder the contributions all equines have made to community building in Colorado: from the ancestor of modern horses (Equus caballas), whose bones are discovered alongside lithic caches, to the burros and mules who trod alongside miners in their quest for mineral wealth, to the iconic and symbolic power of horses today.

History Colorado hosts scholars across multiple disciplines in a day-long symposium featuring panels in which we'll begin to explore these concepts and more.