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1. W By INDIANS *rtt (1933) V. 3966 .Th dM za remais that r.emst alag part of their food warmly axe.,. .(* ~Vrtebrates and invetebrates listed O rauts. W11*o and Bnparte (1631) P. 203, *Indian NA *a ther guy featbers with which the Indians wonat the calumet or pime of peae, the ski of the head an neck of the sanr#ukt freuetly see ooewi the stem. 0. Lbott (1995) p, Indin 'tItmt strange that the cshou1d have atrong:y attraotee the attentlon of the Indims, ts wMerou beauty naturally apaled to a savrs eople fond of pronal deoration mid bright colors, Thy caryed the head of this duck in steatite asa ornamental smkn-ie and w find It aloo m ix~o n clay In the *I&- berate pttery of the mouMdbuil4erso* 2, USIS BT MWI MAN Wileon et al (1931) -. 203 "They are frequnt Ihemaketsof hil&- Ginnell1 (1901) P. 5)40, "iiey I. unttai in groat numbers in Michigan Truatm (191*) P. 57. (Ohio) ccordin to mret hunters broods of Wood Duk wero...wiaf ently before that tim (1690) to warrant the e r oubing of swampy fields with dogs in order to captur, the larger dcklings anA udulta ii the flar-er D .,9 (192 1M. (Pallf.) 't min exp.,or to gtfire has brouht ts in.And for what? imply that the great American belly at be filled.. ,3somse Its flesh was sapid Its bricdal array was atri*4 from It and flung on the dapt while Its quivering o. of mat "at into the pot The lord of cewation has dined - but where is the Wood Thak.' Sa~ne (19)40) P. (Is) *One market biter. .,recalls a fall atout 1563 wn he klled movr a thousand duch and up to 7 in .ne day. Wood ducks wre then the mst abundat duo.. b. Sport* Dawson ft"o) p. (lash.) $It is "ported to usa on the highest aunthoity that msers of certain shooting clubs in Portland obtain l t (now twentyfive but with recently fifty duks per day in of this speiie alone during the Se rshotng,' forbush (1$9) p. (*me) 08pring shooting brogt the species nearly to extition In the early part of the twntieth centuy."
0soe (196) p. (Gswral) *So persitetly' has this spoesis been rV in e sections It has be actically ", naet.M - 0. e. Ornaental. Wlson ot &1 (1931) P. 203. *Ths bemzxtiful bird bas often ben aed. I have see individuals so t.4 In oum s prts of the =ion, fain Boyer..., infor, me, that about 40 years go, (Reoltionary Wa:-ar) a Mfr. Nathan iols..., had a whoe yard swaming with auve dws, ,,,, tbm says that they are often kpt in b pean es,. Yorbh (1929) p. *At t t tim (early 19000s) there wre said to be more 'fod Dk in Belgium thzia In the United itates. , Thi Sew bZ u pigeon and wltry tancters recognuing the value of the good Dws peerless basrty wA the dagr o Its exti tiei tiirted thom a raised the art iftalally in large nubrs and the tti cum& when Amerians who dsired live Wod Dks were foreed to b t from the )Bel4 at exorbitant prieEn d. Other uzaes. feathers whih form quite an article of corOew 1 btter tint anA4 sali flies are qdo than tose iwafturea fro these feathers.* Yorash (1929) p. *No doubt lumoring also had something to do with the decroase nf this speoies,? Trautia~ (19W0) P.55 "During the early years of the aineteenth centr h utin was nobably the major reaso for the markea deereaie in the ubrof thes. duel*. Later. duin the tw-entieth cetuy when hunt- ing ceased to be a factor, the Wood DAa emie a rae eating soatw because of the alut total abone of suitable nutin sites, T.ni Y=sat. Rebe (901) p. (General) "Ws bemttfal b1i ysftto be in dancer of oxterf tion 13 Ooohe (1906) p. (Oenaral) *Zw Wood Dw is constanitly dtmisshng iambers and soon is likely to be kzwn &ly from books or by tradition. Orinell (1901) P. 540. BY 1853 - *he these birds we scare# the onc wolifil iohigan lake .. nuo longer paid the Mitters,,,' Barrews (1912) p. (Micoh) '*Ywaty years ago It w one of the most abdant ducks in the state." Kulisn and Hollister (1903), p. 20 ffis)4*.,in mich smaller number than thirty years ag. Trat~m(19140) p. (Cho) *istwen 1890 and 1900 the w~.brs of Wood Dawson ('1923) P. (Cal) *Reports areunimsththeWo ak. was on the verge of extinction by 1913.' Notel Appaenotly the decras. started by 15'10 or 1850 bu~t su4w1y b~a. aasrent about 1990, coutiing sharply dowwar during the last deea4.e of tb ICth cemurv