Quick pics: Havre students learn about painting horses

Activity part of Native American Heritage Month


Last updated 11/18/2022 at 12:41pm

Courtesy Jessica Kennedy-Stiffarm

Sunnyside Intermediate School students watch as a horse is painted in Native American tradition, part of the Havre Public Schools activities for recognition of Native American Heritage Month.

Staff and wire

The family of Toby and Elizabeth Werk and Joan Racine blessed the Sunnyside students and Havre Public Schools with traditional horse painting in recognition of Native American Heritage Month.

They also took the painted horses to the Lincoln-McKinley and Highland Park schools and paraded them up and down the sidewalk so the young students could see the painted horses and ask questions. The students even got a pet or two in.

"In Native American cultures, horses meant power, wealth and survival" a page on Notes from the Frontier said. "To paint a horse for battle or for a b...

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