Thursday, February 2, 2012

Native Americans with Dog



Today's picture shows some Native Americans, traveling with a dog. The picture was taken in 1908 I wonder at what point Native Americans kept dogs . . . does this go way back, or were dogs, like horses, introduced by the Spaniards.

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  1. How about one more Peggy story. One day we were out and had gotten our limit of pheasants in this field. So we were heading back to the car when she came across a scent, and off she went, nose to the ground. I tried to call her off but she was so happy to be hunting that nothing I did would break the spell. She was about 100 yards away when she went into a point, so I yelled "Flush Peggy", and when she flushed up a beautiful pheasant, I shot my shotgun into the air, and yelled at her to come. She stood there for a bit looking at the bird fly away, then looked at me like how in the heck could you miss. Missing was something I never did. But then she came running and when she got to me I put on her leash so she would go on any more "wild pheasant chases"

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  2. It was only suppose to get to 33 above yesterday, but it went to 44 above and sunny. Right now it is 18 above with a high of 35 here in ND.

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  3. From what I have been able to glen, American Indian have been domesticating wolves since their appearance on American continents. Using them not only for hunting, but as pack animals.
    The dire wolf's range at 10,000 B.C. extended from southern Alberta to Peru.

    When Columbus came to America the natives he encountered had dogs.

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  4. They all look rather dismal, people and animals both.

    74 here in Southern Maryland yesterday. It is now 52 and rainy with the expected high to be 49. Do the forecasters look at thermometer?

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  5. Myrtle
    I have always wondered that myself.
    They say it is going to be so high for the day, and the temp is already well beyond that. It must be nice to have a job where you can be wrong most of the time and get paid the BIG BUCKS

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  6. They have always had dogs. Maybe they could even have been brought over from Asia. If the people had had horses or camels their civilations would have been far more advanced but the only beast of burden were women, dogs and lamas which limited them in their range. Also there were no animals which could be domesticated except on a very limited scale.

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  7. On the reservations across the four corners area horses and wagons were still the maine way of transportion as late as the 1950s.

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  8. In 1805 the Lewis and Clark personnel were buying dogs from Native Americans for food.

    They were high in fat content, something a lot of the wild game the expedition shot and ate lacked.

    Ed

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  9. "They all look rather dismal, people and animals both."

    Do they? I don't get that from the photo at all.

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  10. Dogs were such valuable companions to early people that they came across from Asia down through Alaska and Canada. Although there are indigenous North American wolves, the dogs in North and South America have DNA identical to dogs in Asia, proving that dogs came with people, rather than once in the Americas, people domesticated local wolves.

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