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A history of dogs in the early Americas

Author: Marion Schwartz
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using archaeological (skeletal remains, depictions), historical, ethnographic, mythological, and linguistic evidence, work surveys various roles of domesticated dogs throughout the Americas"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marion Schwartz
ISBN: 0300069642 9780300069648
OCLC Number: 35770946
Description: xiii, 233 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The creation of the American dog --
Hunting, hauling, and herding dogs --
The edible dog --
Dogs in the land of the dead --
Molded, carved, and painted dogs.
Responsibility: Marion Schwartz ; with selected drawings by Susan Hochgraf.

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Drawing on chronicles, ethnographies, archaological reports, myths, biology and an array of visual materials, this text investigates views about dogs in a wide range of native societies in North and  Read more...

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