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The Passenger Pigeon - Mershon.djvu

CONTENTS
CHAPTER
PAGE
Introduction ix
I My Boyhood Among the Pigeons 1
II The Passenger Pigeon

From "American Ornithology," by Alexander Wilson

9
III The Passenger Pigeon 25
IV As James Fenimore Cooper Saw It 41
V The Wild Pigeon of North America

By Chief Pokagon, in "The Chautauquan"

48
VI The Passenger Pigeon

From "Life Histories of North American Birds," by Charles Bendire

60
VII Netting the Pigeons

By William Brewster, in "The Auk"

74
VIII Efforts to Check the Slaughter

By Prof. H. B. Roney

77
IX The Pigeon Butcher's Defense

By E. T. Martin, in "American Field"

93
X Notes on a Vanished Industry 105
XI Recollections of "Old Timers" 119
XII The Last of the Pigeons 141
XIII What Became of the Wild Pigeon?

By Sullivan Cook, in "Forest and Stream"

163


XIV A Novel Theory of Extinction

By C. H. Ames and Robert Ridgway

173
XV News from John Burroughs 179
XVI The Pigeon in Manitoba 186
XVII The Passenger Pigeon in Confinement

By Ruthven Deane, in "The Auk"

200
XVIII Nesting Habits of the Passenger Pigeon

By Dr. Morris Gibbs, in "The Oölogist"

209
XIX Miscellaneous Notes 217
obtained from archive.org passengerpigeon00mers