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Dr Castle McLaughlin ~ Western Heritage Award

9780981885865-lgCastle McLaughlin’s A Lakota War Book from the Little Bighorn: The Pictographic “Autobiography of Half Moon” has been chosen as this year’s winner of The Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Book.  Read full write-up by Katherine Turpin here


Hail Chief Memorial Fund

hailchiefHail Chief Memorial Fund: The Nokota Horse Conservancy® lost its beloved stallion Hail Chief in the blizzard that hit North Dakota over Christmas. Please help us protect all of our horses through this outstandingly brutal winter by donating to the NHC in his memory. Donations can be made through the donate button on the left sidebar on the NHC's webpage at:

2011 Colt Starting Clinic

2011coltstartingclinicjunewIt doesn't matter what you believe in and what you think you know, this clinic and seeing the Nokotas® in their natural setting is no less than downright spiritual.                                                                                                                         ~ Jennifer McLaughlin-Perez                                                                                                            


               View more clinic pics here


"Teddy" The Equine Marketer ~ August

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          LOOK WHO'S ON
                 "Teddy Bear" 
         1999 Nokota® Gelding
            Owner - Sue Pizzini
         Teddy was captured in 
  Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Teddy went from a high risk situation at the auction in ND to a 6th place winning with rider Holly Osborne (age 13 at the time of this photo) in his first horse trial at  Fair Hill, MD.  Michele Melina painted Teddy who is featured on the August cover of The Equine Marketer.  Teddy lives with two other Nokotas® Leo and Orion in Chester Springs, PA.

                 Congratulations Teddy & Sue Pizzini!!

2013 TRNP NPS SCR4011 Roundup Correspondence

2013 Theodore Roosevelt National Park ~ National Park Service ~ Senate Concurrent Resolution 4011 Wild Horse Roundup Correspondence

The above link (18 pages) is correspondence between the above named subjects that the Nokota® Horse Conservancy has on record.  It is a remarkable read and the NHC hopes it helps answer questions, clarifies concerns and educates everyone who supports the work of this non-profit organization, which is working diligently to uphold the truth.  

They Save Horses Don't They?

castle“'Horse' wasn’t my first word,” said Castle McLaughlin, the associate curator of North American ethnography at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. “But it should have been.” McLaughin co-curated the Peabody exhibit "Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West,” which prominently features Nokota horses, a breed she is helping to preserve. By Colleen Walsh, Harvard Staff Writer

Castle McLaughlin came face to face with her future in the summer of 1986, staring into the eyes of a wild, blue roan stallion.  She had parents who were equestrians, a grandfather who was a well-known polo player, and a pony from age 5, and she grew up with a profound love for the animals. 

Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

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