BIRD DECOYS OF NORTH AMERICA
Nature, History, and Art

Robert Shaw

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Title page

Talbe of contents


Introduction: North American Decoys: Totems of the Hunt

PART I. THE HUNTED
Chapter 1. Wildfowl in Early America
Chapter 2: Migration
Chapter 3. Swans and Geese
Chapter 4. Dabbling Ducks
Chapter 5. Diving Ducks
Chapter 6. Shorebirds
Chapter 7. Birds of a Feather—Herons, Gulls, and Terns
Chapter 8 Loons, Owls, Crows, and Pigeon

PART II: THE HUNTERS
Chapter 9. The Market Gunners—Food for America’s Tables
Chapter 10. The Sports—Gunning for Pleasure
Chapter 11. The Feather Hunters—Birds for the Millinery Trade
Chapter 12. The Conservation Movement

PART III: THE HUNTING REGIONS AND CARVERS
            Chapter 13. Down East—Maine and the Canadian Maritimes 
Chapter 14.  The Massachusetts Coast and Islands
Chapter 15. Long Island Sound
Chapter 16. The Great South Bay and Other Long Island Lagoons
Chapter 17. Barnegat Bay and the Jersey Shore
Chapter 18. The Delaware River
Chapter 19. The Susquehanna Flats and Chesapeake Bay
Chapter 20. The South Atlantic Coast—Chincoteague, the Eastern Shore, the Outer Banks, and Beyond
Chapter 21. The St. Lawrence River Region—Quebec, Eastern Ontario, and Upstate New York
Chapter 22. Toronto, Detroit and the Lakes—Southwestern Ontario and Michigan
Chapter 23. The Illinois River
Chapter 24. The Upper Midwest—Minnesota and Wisconsin
Chapter 25. Bayou Country
Chapter 26. The West Coast

PART IV. SELECTED RESOURCES
Where to See Decoys
Museum Collections
Collector’s Groups and Shows
Where to Buy Decoys—Auction Houses and Dealers
Decoys on the Web
Further reading—Annotated Bibliography
Index


Sample page spreads. Note: The book measures 10 x 10 inches, so these spreads are actually 10 x 20 inches.


Opening spread


Intro pp. 6-7


Wildfowl in Early America


brant


Pintails


Canvasback


pp. 60-61


Eiders


Red Knot


The Hunters


Market gunners


Feathres


Joe Lincoln


Downeast


Massachusetts


Virginia


Caines


Schoenheider


Tax geese


Louisina


West Coast

 


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