The Catahoula’s Name

They are Native American people who originally occupied the part of the United States we now call Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama. They believed in a good spirit and an evil spirit, and are now the third-largest federally recognized tribe. It is from them, the Choctaw, that Louisiana’s State Dog got its name, Catahoula which translates into English as “sacred lake” (the Choctaw word Chockahoula means “sacred home”).  We speaking of the Catahoula Leopard Dog, of course, a breed developed to find and handle wild cattle and hogs in the roughest country in any terrain, be it swamp, canyon, forest, or mountain.

Image: “Ammo,” by Daniele Jones is a lovely piece you can find here.

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