Light Cavalry by Howard Terpning
Throughout history, light cavalry has defined horse-mounted troops, lightly armed and lightly armored, whose main purposes were reconnaissance, skirmishing, raiding, and communicating.
Because Apache horsemen in this Howard Terpning masterpiece do full justice to the term, riding with only the clothes on their back and a bare minimum of equipment. “They were a far cry,” the artist says, “from the ‘lighter cavalry’ of the American army.”
Howard Terpning is the most well known Native American Artist, and has received countless awards for his art.
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