Life on the range: Early history of wolves in Idaho
Wolves are a mysterious, highly intelligent creature. Living at the top of the food chain, they are effective predators, hunting in packs as a family unit.
Native American tribes had great respect for wolves. They had strong spiritual connections to them. But over the span of history, it’s rare that wolves have been able to coexist with European man. Wolves evoked fear in the Grimm’s fairy tale classic “Little Red Riding Hood,” dating to the 10th Century. Wolves were exterminated from Northern Europe by the Middle Ages. To many, they were the symbol of the devil.