Incredible picture of a Native American warrior riding a cross between the Appaloosa and Akhal Teke breeds, called the Nez Perce horse. Picture from 1910.
Hold the phone here:
#1 The “Nez Perce Horse” didn’t get started until the1990’s - about 80 years after this picture was said to be taken. (that’s straight from the official site btw)
#2 Now if that is, in fact, a Nez Perce person on a horse raised by their tribe’s breeding program - that would make it an Appaloosa horse aka - the original horse breed developed by the Nez Perce people back in the day and not the mid-1990s attempt to recreate the original Appaloosa with Akhal-Tekes.
#3 If 1910 is indeed the correct date for the photo, I’d be willing to bet it’s not an actual - as in product of the Nez Perce tribe breeding program - Appaloosa, because by 1910 the Nez Perce War was long since over and most of their horses long since killed/scattered/crossed with random settlers’ horses.