Domestication of Dogs Humans know dogs as a sweet and loving animal that wants to be loved, or also a man’s best friend, but until they were domesticated, they weren’t always like that. Even though many people think that the dogs were domesticated from wolves, not many people truly knows what kind of wolf that the dogs domesticated from. Researchers think that the gray wolf is the primary target of the domestication of dogs. The scientists believe that the dog comes from the gray wolf and the dogs have similar DNA in their body. It took a long time to domesticate the dog, and it didn’t just happen overnight.
The line of command resembles human history of authority and social hierarchy. People claim land and wars break out over it; wolves do the same thing. Through all these similarities, wolves may have been self-domesticated. The wolves that were not alpha males, ... ... middle of paper ... ..."From Wolf to Woof." DIG.
When Mowat is sent on his expedition his goal is to bring back proof of the wolves decimating effect on the northern herds of Caribou. After arriving at the remote location, he finds a group of wolves and begins his research. He then discovers the differing peculiarities of the wolves and finds that they are more than the savage and merciless hunters that he had previously believed them to be. He discovers that they are in fact a very efficient and resourceful and have their own distinctive culture. For example he discovers that they in fact have a symbiotic relationship with the caribou in that they keep the caribou population strong by hunting down only the sick and weaker members of the herd.
But White Fang beats the odds and lives to be christened; the Scott family now calls him “The Blessed Wolf”. He lives, because of his extraordinary natural toughness, and his legacy of the wild, thus this shows the great power that is his, the power that he relaxes into love and ease but still keeps ready in case there is need for it in the treacherous world. Most of this book concerns White Fang’s struggles with savage nature, Indians, dogs, and white men.
Dances with Wolves was very interesting to me because it showed a different type of relationship between a white man and an Indian tribe (Dances with Wolves). The Searchers was a classic John Ford film and showed the viewer the not so good side of certain Indian tribes (The Searchers). I would recommend both of these films to someone who was interested in learning more about the Indian culture and culture from the 1950s and 1980s. Works Cited Dances with Wolves. Kevin Costner.TIG Productions.
They most likely would have killed those types of wolves or left them behind to fend for themselves. The hunters would have chosen semi-tame wolves and those with the most desirable traits and abilities and bred the two together, repeating the process until what resembled a dog today. The first bones found which ... ... middle of paper ... ...ll also keep adapting just as it has been doing for centuries, as long as people and the environment where it lives continue to change. The common dog will always trace its roots back to the single wolf cub that was taken in by humans so long ago. Works Cited Beltz, Pat.
Restoring Wolves to Yellowstone In his book, Never Cry Wolf, Farley Mowat tells an Inuit tale, saying that in the beginning, caribou were created for humans to hunt. However, humans “hunted only the big, fat caribou, for they had no wish to kill the weak and the small and the sick,” creating a weak population of caribou. The creator then made wolves to eat the sick, weak, and small caribou, creating a natural health and balance to the earth (124). Humans have traditionally seen wolves as a competitor and a danger, but these misconceptions can now be put to rest. Because wolves regulate the carrying capacity, preserve the health of herds, and complete the ecological cycle in a balanced system, they must be restored to Yellowstone.
(Thiel) They had a strong relationship with animals and nature because they viewed them as important and sacred aspects of their lives. Some Native American tribes made wolf clans. Myths about the origin of the wolf was popular in Native American culture. Most Native Americans saw wolves as the teacher because it had always been a guide for them spiritually. (Thiel) Native Americans used wolves as a model for hunting other Animals.
In this process, wolves also provide a service: they help preserve nature's delicate balance by keeping herds of deer, elk, moose, and other large mammals in check, as well as keeping these populations strong and genetically viable by preying on the weak and sick. Both the idealized wolf and the demonic wolf are creations of the human mind. It is not easy to transcend the image of the Big Bad Wolf that has filled our myths and legends, but if we know only this wolf we do not truly know the wolf at all. And what we do not know, we fear. Our fear is perhaps the greatest threat to the survival of the wolf, for it causes us to react rather than act, to repel rather than respect.
Farmers and Settlers also saw these wolves a... ... middle of paper ... ...s were wolves are present, having advanced cameras with analytics that could pick up the shape and form of a wolf, and lastly if a wolf attacks a rancher’s livestock, then the government would compensate for the lost livestock. Everyday people could also be a huge help in the protection of the gray wolf. They could donate money to national organizations, such as the Sierra Club, which promotes the protection of wolves. Many environmental organizations will combine messages from the public and their members and send them to government leaders. The public can always be better advocates for the protection of wolves, by continually staying informed and educated about the status of the wolves.