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Shootin' Pigeons and Ducks and Wild Hog Huntin': Traditional Lifestyles on Land and Sea

But for the cover, in the northern islands, of pine trees and, in the southern islands, of hardwood coppice and thorny bushes and cacti and wiry grasses, large areas of The Bahamas would be stony desert. Hard work, resourcefulness, and self-reliance mark the ways in which Bahamians traditionally have fed and sheltered themselves on this Land of Rocks.

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