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Did Native Americans have pet dogs that helped them when they went hunting?

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Did Native Americans keep dogs as pets?
asked Jun 19, 2013 in Dog Training by (1,180 points)
edited Jun 20, 2013 by mamairis

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Yes, some Native American tribes had close relationships with their dogs. Some tribes forbade the killing of dogs for food. But not all tribes placed any value on dogs. Many tribes allowed their dogs to live in their lodges with the family and were considered pets. The dogs helped the people hunt, carried their goods and if necessary, tribe members in dog travois, and stood guard over their villages.
answered Jun 24, 2013 by (36,420 points)