A History of Dogs in the Early Americas


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Marion Schwartz is an academic researcher who has set out an account of canine history in the Americas which may put off many dog lovers, since it contains accounts of dogs being ritually sacrificed and eaten. Humans were also sacrificed and eaten, so these societies weren't especially anti-dog. You can skip the dog cuisine material if you find it too upsetting. Otherwise, the book is a fascinating read. It draws on a number of sources, and is thoroughly researched. The account of the role of dogs in the mythology of these societies is very interesting, both for dog lovers, and for people interested in mythology. The book is also very well illustrated.