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Monday, 22 July 2013

Wood Trekker: Photograph of an Indian Fishing, 1923


I would imagine that this method of fishing goes way back in time.


Wood Trekker: Photograph of an Indian Fishing, 1923: The photograph was taken in 1923 and shows a Hupa Indian fishing with a net.   Clearly the location has been prepared for such fishing, wi...

4 comments:

MuddyValley said...

Salmon fishing on the river during the spawning run. The two sticks on either side of the net would come together when a fish hit the net trapping it. Pretty ingenious actually.

Bob Mc said...

Now that's close to home. Hupa is one of the local tribes here. You can find more old photos here.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award98/ienhtml/curthome.html

Bob Mc said...

P.S. Keith, the correct spelling is actually Hoopa. The Hoopa Reservation, which is the largest reservation in California, is about a 2 hour drive from here. Not that far by air miles, but it is on the other side of the Marble Mountain Wilderness Area from here.

Le Loup said...

Thank you Bob, good to hear from you again. Hope this finds you well.
Regards, Keith.