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Attwater's Prairie Chicken

Cultural Impact of the Birds

Line art of Attwater's Prairie Chicken

The Attwater’s Prairie Chicken is thought to have been the inspiration for many of the dances performed by Native American tribes from coastal Texas and Louisiana.

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Wildlife Diversity Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
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