U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|BLM Colorado | WRFO Cultural Resources | Rock Art Style Guide | Ute|
Like most post-contact plains cultures, the Ute were likely significantly changed by the introduction of the horse and the recorded rock art record shows a disproportionate number of equine representations.
(Clockwise from upper left) An early horse and rider depiction; visible at the Crook’s Brand site, this unfinished panel features a unique rider; Crook’s Brand’s namesake panel, with General Crook’s brand believed to be located on the front left thigh; a mounted rider, the beginning of the elongated neck stylization beginning to show; an incised rider-less horse. Some images have been digitally altered to increase contrast for visibility here.
|Last updated: 03-20-2014|