November 28, 2022

Native American

Photo: Native American with a pet wolf

Circa-Mid-1850s. One of the earliest photos of a Native American, this one showing a pet wolf. Unlike the many fearsome myths created about wolves by settlers, Native Americans maintained a close and respectful relationship with wolves and had domesticated them to become pet and working animals for hunting and carrying packs.

Indian Trail Trees

There was a developed custom of marking trails through the forests by bending saplings and securing them in such positions that their directions of bend, indicated the directions of the routes to be followed. A line of similarly bent trees thus established a continuous uninterrupted route of travel which could readily be followed.

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