One of the things that I read in that articall kind of stuck me funny is this. Now bear in mind I am NOT a native american expert but I do know a thing or two about histroy. But anyway what kinda caught me was he is Cherokee from NC. Now when I think of Native american horseman I don't really thing Cherokee. i think more of the horse cultures of the Lakota soiux, Cheyenne, Comanche, arapahoe, Nez perz. The Eastern Cherokee were pretty much living as the white man by the early 1800's until the Jacksonian age when Andrew Jackson and his constituantes moved them to the indian territoy in what is now Oklahoma( trail of tears). That is why they had the monicor of the civilized tribe. Just some thoughts. Maybe someone here knows more about it.