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Domestic turkeys were initially raised for their feathers; however, around 1100 A.D., Native Americans began to rely on these birds as a food source. | Courtesy of The Amerind Foundation, Inc., Dragoon, Arizona. Eric J. Kaldahl, Photographer
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Native Americans First Tamed Turkeys 2,000 Years Ago

Native Americans first tamed turkeys 2,000 years ago. Learn more about Native Americans taming turkeys 2,000 years ago in this article.

February 1, 2010
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