Part 5: Symbols

Nokota Horse

The Nokota horse

Figure 67. The Nokota horse is the honorary equine (horse) of North Dakota. (Dr. Castle McLaughlin)

STATE HORSE. In 1993, the Legislative Assembly named the Nokota horse as the honorary equine (Ee-kwine), or horse, of North Dakota. Nokota horses are believed to be descendants of Sitting Bull’s horses. Only a few of these horses are left, and an organization has been established to save the Nokota horse from extinction.