no body in particular. i have always thought it represented all tribes and nations. the character is totally exhausted and the horse is about to collapse. the will to continue is gone and that is what the europeans did as they made and broke treaties from new york to hawaii. not to mention slaughtering every one who opposed them. and killing the age old food supply of the aboriginals. i am 1/4 cherokee and have been privy to many old stories from my cousins and relatives. that is the way we see it.