Date: Fri, 4 Aug 1995 11:03:19 CDT From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: cowboy lingo (fwd) A Dictionary of the Old West, by Peter Watts (Wings Books, 1977), has this entry on 'cayuse': Also _kiuse_. Originally a word for the wild horse of the Northwest and named for the Cayuse Indians; it soon became a general term among the cowmen of the northern ranges for a cow horse of mustang descent. Weseen 1934 says: " An Indian pony." Ramon Adams 1944 adds that in later years the word was applied contemptuously to scrub-horses (Dunn 1886; Berret and van den Bark 1942). DMLance