September 23, 2019

Wolves: Those “Spiritual Brothers” Killed By Native Americans

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A brief sharing of emails among friends and colleagues show us historical depictions of how Native Americans killed and used the remains of wolves as a tool for hunting as well as headdress and other useful things.

In a Catlin painting, native Americans hide under wolf pelts to hunt buffalo
This photo cracks me up! Boiled wolf pup? Yum!

And if you Google “native american wolf headdress” you’ll see countless historical examples of how native americans so revered the wolf as their “spiritual brothers” they killed them for pelts, disguises and elaborate headdresses and other functional clothing and costumes.

So just how “spiritual” was that nasty, diseased, canine, killing machine?

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