First Nations, First Dogs: Canadian Aboriginal Ethnocynology

By: Cummins, Bryan D.

Price: $145.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind B&W photos, maps, 351 pages.


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Long before the arrival of Europeans on the shores of North America, the First Nations living across the expanse of what is now called Canada had not only domesticated dogs, but had several breeds, most uniquely suited to a particular environment or to fulfill a particular task. Most of these breeds have since become extinct, supplanted by dogs introduced by the European arrivals.Yet not all knowledge of these breeds has been lost with them. Legends, journals, artwork and photos remain to document these dogs and their characteristics, and they are featured here with the aim of showing the profound impact they had on First Nations' cultures and survival. Dogs were used as pack animals long before, and after, the arrival of the horse. They hunted alongside Natives and starved with them too, if the hunt was unsuccessful or game scarce. Dogs also figured prominently in song, story and ceremony. The fact that many of the country's indigenous breeds are no longer with us is no reason to ignore them. Their stories, and those of the people who owned them, should be told. Hopefully, "First Nations, First Dogs" will help fill the void.

Title: First Nations, First Dogs: Canadian Aboriginal Ethnocynology

Author: Cummins, Bryan D.

Categories: History, General, Animals, Native Peoples, Northwest, Canada,

Publisher: Canada, Detselig Ent.: 2002

ISBN Number: 1550592270

ISBN Number 13: 9781550592276

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Animals

Seller ID: 146989

Keywords: North America, Domestic , animals, Canada, Dogs, Human-Animal, Relationship, Homo Sapiens, Canis Familiaris, First, Nations, Arctic, Subarctic, Plains, Northwest, Coast, Breeds, Sled, Domestic, pack, Working , Airedale, ,