This theme can be seen clearly when you observe the mans body language. His stance on the horse shows a desperate cry for help to something not human, some higher power that he is asking for assistance.
Cyrus Dallin was raised near Native American reserves and had a close relationship with many Native Americans as a child. Which is probably the reason for Dallin using Native Americans to show his message of crying out for help to a higher power, or searching for meaning in a bad situation. Though this message could be app