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Fish Spear

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Object Number:35-22-19
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Dene
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Anvik
Lower Yukon River Valley
Culture Area: Subarctic Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Bone
Spruce Root
Length: 40 cm
Credit Line:Yukon Expedition, Frederica de Laguna, 1935

Description

For killing salmon in net before taking them into the canoe. Wooden handle, pointed bone blade lashed on with spruce root. Stab salmon in back of neck.

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