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Title
Fish weir across Trinity River, Hupa
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 13, plate 459
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
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Description
Each summer a substantial structure of this kind is thrown across the river, the southern and the northern divisions of the tribe alternating. The weir remains in place until the spring freshets carry it away. A fisherman stands on each of several platforms erected below an equal number of openings in the weir, and lowers and draws his dip-net at random. As the construction of a weir is a communal undertaking, the catch is divided each evening according to the requirements of the various families.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00336.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/336
Language
English
Subject
California
Fishers
Fishing
Hupa Indians
Manners and customs
Native Americans
Photogravure
Trinity River (Calif.)
Source
Photogravure, 22.25 x 18.25 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.13 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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