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Dog Eaters

"Dog Eaters" is an alternate name for the Arapaho tribe. It is an English translation of the names for the Arapahos in the languages of neighboring tribes such as the Comanche (who called them Saretika, which literally means "they eat dogs.") The Arapahos, like many Plains Indian tribes, did raise dogs as food animals, whereas it was taboo to eat dog meat in Comanche culture.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Dog Eater tribe and language:

 Arapaho Indians
 Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes
 Arapaho pronunciation
 Arapaho symbols
 Algonquian language family
 Plain tribes

Here are a few good books about the Dog Eaters:
 Tell Me, Grandmother: Traditions, Stories, and Cultures of Arapaho People
 Arapaho Journeys
 The Arapaho Language

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