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The Teton Dakota word for dog means horse of the woman. To be named after a special dog, or to be asked to name a special dog, was a great honor in the Hidatsa culture. Dogs were managed by Hidatsa women. Sometimes a man who had earned honor named a special dog.

The Teton Dakota word for dog means horse of the woman. - Doctor Barkman Speaks: History and vintage photos of Native American dogs

Dakota Native American & dog. The dog was the only work animal indigenous Americans had until the horse was introduced. In many native languages the word for horse derives from dog.

The dog was the only work animal indigenous Americans had until the horse was introduced. In many native languages the word for horse derives from dog. - Doctor Barkman Speaks: History and vintage photos of Native American dogs

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