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Fishing Float

Object Number:NA10822
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Angoon
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Halibut Stomach
Gut Skin
Fish Skin
Length: 68.6 cm
Width: 30.2 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1926
Other Number:Shotridge 105 or 106 - Field No SF

Description

Fishing float made from halibut stomach. Inflated and then sealed at both ends with sinew. The float would be attached to fishing line and used to indicate when a fish bites.

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