Good thing I mentioned Mayans and Native Americans, or it could have been
embarrassing. The spirit of my long deceased dog would not be happy with that.
>Coyotes were first encountered by the ancestors of today's Native Americans
>thousands of years ago. If you meant "first encountered by white people"
>then that happened 300 years before Lewis and Clark when the Spanish
>encountered the Coyote in the early 1500s.
>> Interesting article. Coyotes were first encountered by Lewis &
>>Clark, and they have been a significant part of Native American and Mayan
>>folklore. They have been moving eastward as they are forced out of their
>>historical range, and have been cross-breeding with various species of
>>wolves along the way.
>> They are neither dogs nor wolves, but are instead more closely
>>related to the Golden Jackal of north Africa and southern Europe. For a
>>detailed rundown on coyotes, you can't do better than the book "Coyote
>>America" by Dan Flores (ISBN 978-0-465-05299-8).
>> Many years ago I had a dog that was a coyote half-breed. He
>>had the overall size and outline (large tail and ears, lanky legs) of a
>>coyote and the pelt markings of a Golden Shepard. Damned good outdoors dog.
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