Horseshoe Bend

When the horse first arrived in the Kootenays, the Ktunaxa compared it to a hornless elk, but witnessed that it could work like a dog, which is how the name for "horse" in the Ktunaxa language evolved.  The Ktunaxa people, men and women, became expert horsemen and showed great respect for the animal.  Akisq'aq'l'it became an important pasturage for the animal.  The horse has become an important part of the Ktunaxa heritage and culture. 

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