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Title
Shores of Walker Lake
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 15, plate 534
Creator
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Publication Information
E. S. Curtis (Seattle); The University Press (Cambridge, Mass)
Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
West-ography, re-imaging the West
Rights Information
For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact Honnold Mudd Library Special Collections at https://library.claremont.edu/scl/
Description
Walker lake, one of numerous saline lakes remaining from a great inland sea that once covered western Nevada and northeastern California, is the seat of a major division of the Paviotso. In the western corner of Nevada it is fed by Walker river, the numerous branches of which head on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada in California. Although there is no outlet, the water is not too saline for the thriving of trout and suckers, which were taken on bone hooks, with double-pointed spears, and in gill-nets.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00370.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/360
Language
English
Subject
Clothing and dress
Landscapes
Marine photography
Native Americans
Nevada
Northern Paiute Indians
Photogravure
Walker Lake (Nev. : Lake)
Source
Photogravure, 18.25 x 22.25 inches: The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol.15 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Relation
West-ography, re-imaging the West - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll8

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