American Experience

The Price of Feathers

Clip: Season 31 Episode 1 | 3m 35s Video has closed captioning.

Plume, an arrangement of feather as ornament, especially the prized plume from wading birds in the Everglades surpassed the price of gold. The mass killing of these birds soon led to anti-plume campaign by the Florida Audubon Society, with support from the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs and resulted in grassroots conservation movement.

Aired: 01/15/19

Rating: NR

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