Officials in Medora, ND are worried that the government shutdown may hurt their tourism-based economy, due to lack of services and possibly reduced hours at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Refer to this syndicated report, which appeared yesterday in The Charlotte Observer.
The park, known for its prairie dogs, bison and wild horses, was created in 1947.
The horses you see today have no historical significance, they are only an exhibit.
The native horses were rounded up and sold 20+ years ago. Some were purchased by Leo Kuntz and moved to his ranch near Linton, ND. He called them ‘Nokotas.’
The descendants of these northern plains horses can be seen today at the Nokota Horse Conservancy in Linton.
RELATED: Story of the Nokota Horses.