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Descendants of wild horses roam the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora on July 28, 2007. A group looking to recognize and preserve the historical value of the Nokota horse in the park is seeking support from the North Dakota Legislature.

Preserving Nokota Horses: Horse conservancy calls for recognition of TRNP breed's historic value

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FARGO -- North Dakota's honorary horse breed doesn't get the respect supporters believe it's due in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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They've turned to the North Dakota Legislature to send a message to the National Park Service to work to preserve the Nokota horse breed, which traces its lineage to Indian ponies and early ranch stock in the Badlands.

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