“Hanging the Bird”


A traditional woodsman hangs a wild turkey from the cedar-brush camp's ridge pole.

Late in an early November morning, a young tom turkey ventured too close to the trading post hunter. After a short walk back to his cedar-brush shelter, the woodsman hung the bird from the camp’s ridge pole. In the Year of our Lord, 1793, two hills east of the River Raisin in the Old Northwest Territory…

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