First nations, first dogs: Canadian aboriginal ethnocynology
When Europeans first arrived on these shores, Native peoples lived and worked with several unique dog breeds, some particular to only a very small area. Many of these breeds have now been lost to us due to cross-breeding with European dog breeds, or are simply extinct. In this concise and thorough book, Bryan Cummins looks at how Native peoples made use of their dogs, and what impact these dogs had on their survival and culture. Dogs appeared in legend, song and history, and formed an integral part of many First Nations cultures. The author also examines each of the known dog breeds in detail through in-depth readings of historical and cynological documents.
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Canis Familiaris Meets Homo Sapiens
Canadian First Nations
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