What are they?
Passenger Pigeons are extinct North American birds. They are known for they're large flock that literally darken the sky.
How they became extinct?
Passenger Pigeons became extinct because pigeoners hunted them for their meat. In 1914 the last passenger pigeon was killed.
Why were they important?
Passenger Pigeons were important to Americans because it ran their general stores and provided a large amount of a food source to them.
Hunters Shooting at Passenger Pigeons
Hunters shooting down Pigeons
One shot supposedly took down about 3 to 5 birds.
Martha the Last Passenger Pigeon
This was last Passenger Pigeon.