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See Laws of the State of Mississippi, 182438, pp. 15961, 530. 8. For maps of population density, see Hilliard, Atlas of Antebellum Southern Agriculture, 26; Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census (1883), following p. 56. 9. Timothy Dwight quoted in Cronon, Changes in the Land, 116. 10 A taste for venison made deer the most popular game, but families could expect only one deer kill each year. To have a chance at killing a deer, farmers needed simply to arm themselves when inspecting corn and vegetable patches.

Sam Hyde, Robert Page, and Kevin Yeager allowed me to test ideas on them; Mary Jane Smith did that and more; and Clay Holland assisted in the final preparation of the manuscript. For the wise counsel that they each shared, I am forever grateful. To the following family and friends, I owe a word of thanks: Max Draughn opened his home to me for a long period and made my stay in Jackson, Mississippi, a pleasant one; Richard and Shannon James welcomed me during a long journey; and M. , and Deborah W.

10 A taste for venison made deer the most popular game, but families could expect only one deer kill each year. To have a chance at killing a deer, farmers needed simply to arm themselves when inspecting corn and vegetable patches. But as generally practiced in Mississippi, killing deer was also a complex affair that involved aspects of manly sport and communal ritual. During the early 1800s hunters, working with groups of neighbors and kin, slaughtered deer by the dozens when they burned forests to flush animals through a gauntlet of gunmen.

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