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["Cherokee marsh - a wetland to cherish"],   pp. 7-17


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9 . . hawks - countless living things, each depending 
on the others and on the wet land. 
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Migrating waterfowl, such as whistling swans, used 
the marsh as a place to rest and obtain food during the 
long journey to northern nesting sites. 
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Man came too - at first in small numbers. People of 
an early Indian culture built this round hill-- a sacred 
mound, perhaps used for burial. The mound was built 
on a small island of dry land in the marsh. 
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From this spot of dry land the Indians could see long 
distances up and down the river. The rich plant and 
animal life of the wetlands provided food, shelter and 
clothing for these ancient people, . .0. 
                   IViewup river 
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S. . .and later for Winnebago Indian tribes who hunted 
and fished along the river, which they called the 
Catfish. 
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