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Why everything you know about wolf packs is wrong
Mech explains, his studies of wild wolves have found that wolves live in families: two parents along with their younger cubs. Wolves do not have an innate sense of rank; they are not born leaders or born followers. The "alphas" are simply what we would call in any other social group "parents."
wolf  alpha  false  family  science 
11 weeks ago by Quercki
There's no such thing as an alpha male - Business Insider
In nature, Mech writes, wolves split off from their packs when they mature, and seek out opposite-sex companions with whom to form new packs. The male and female co-dominate the new pack for a much simpler, more peaceful reason: They're the parents of all the pups.

Mech writes on his website (with the lovely title Wolf News and Info) that his original book is "currently still in print, despite my numerous pleas to the publisher to stop publishing it."
alpha  male  wolf  false  hen 
june 2019 by Quercki
The Wolf I Feed. |
Recently at a yoga class in San Francisco, the mostly white students were told the story by a white teacher at the beginning, and at the end, we were instructed to “bow to the white wolf within”. Buddhist nun Pema Chodron has a whole two wolves curriculum, on how to feed the white wolf. In a Psychology Matters article “The story of the two wolves: managing your thoughts, feelings and actions”, the tagline reads: “Knowing which wolf you feed is the first step towards recognizing you have control over your own self.”

It has become a social media meme.

What is it about this story that makes it so enjoyable to hear and tell for non-Native folks? And for most of whom are white settler descendants?

Elements of story:
white  black  wolf  meme  Native_American  story  false 
january 2018 by Quercki
Check the tag on that “Indian” story. | âpihtawikosisân
If you are at all interested in real aboriginal cultures, there are some easy steps you can take to determine authenticity.  I guarantee you that three short questions will help you weed out 99.9% of the stories plain made-up-and-attributed-to-a-native-culture.  Ready?

Which native culture is this story from? (Cherokee, Cree, Dene, Navajo?)
Which community is this story from? (If you get an answer like the Hopis of New Brunswick you can stop here.  The story is fake.)
Who from that community told this story?
You see, our stories have provenance.  That means you should be able to track down where the story was told, when, and who told it.

There are specific protocols involved in telling stories that lay this provenance out for those listening.  There are often protocols involved in what kinds of stories can be told to whom, and when.  Every indigenous nation is going to have their own rules about this, but all of them have ways of keeping track of which stories are theirs.
Native_American  stories  wolf  fact  false 
january 2018 by Quercki

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