Posted by J. Harrod on August 27, 2002
In Reply to: Until the last dog is hung posted by ESC on August 25, 2002
: Most of them probably had no idea anymore that they were talking about the Seneca New Year's celebration in the winter, where on the fifth day they used to strangle a white dog and hang it on a pole...
This might not be relevant, but there is a town in North Carolina called Hanging Dog. The official story of how the town got its name has to do with the beloved dog of a Cherokee who got entangled while chasing a deer, but has always sounded apocryphal to me.