Coast Salish Wooly Dog History Talk
Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:46 am by Tim Dustrude
For weavers, dog-lovers and anyone interested in the Coast Salish peoples…
Join ecologist and historian Russel Barsh and botanist and spinner Madrona Murphy for a slideshow presentation and weaving demonstration celebrating the Coast Salish “wooly dog” and the first peoples of the islands.
Sunday, May 7th, 5:30pm at Brickworks
Sponsored by Kwiaht. For more information contact Sandy Strehlou, (360) 622‑2037 or email@example.com.
“Dogs were named, highly valued and often buried wrapped in a blanket. Dog remains and dog burials are not uncommon in Coast Salish archaeology. A dog buried with a young woman was unearthed on Lopez Island by a University of Washington field school in 1968. DNA extracted from archaeological dog remains provides physical evidence for Coast Salish villages maintaining locally distinct dog breeds.”
~ Coast Salish Woolly Dogs [Russel Barsh, HistoryLink.org Essay 11243]
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