“Hoping for a Conversation”

“Snapshot Saturday”

Msko-waagosh clucking once on a wingbone turkey call.

The first cluck, a single note dragged soft and low in tone, drifted out over the nasty thicket. Msko-waagosh, the returned white captive who spent his youth learning to hunt among the Ojibwe, hoped to start a conversation with a wild turkey, a discourse that might entice the bird to join the backcountry woodsman for supper… Old Northwest Territory, two ridges east of the River Raisin, in the Year of our Lord, 1796…

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