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Spearing Muskrats in Winter
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Title: Spearing Muskrats in Winter
Identifier: MC0699
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Indians of North America

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Description: "When the ponds and rivers where the muskrats harbor are found, their homes are perforated with a strong and peculiarly shaped spear, by which the victim is transpierced, and the animal brought out upon the point". The picture, by Captain Seth Eastman, and the description of hunting muskrats is from "Indian Tribes of the United States", by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft. All winter long the family groups hunted and trapped independently. The illustration and descriptive text are from "The Mississauga of New Credit", by Donald B. Smith with the assistance of Bryan LaForme, Volume 22 of "Canada's Visual History", from the National Museum of Man, National Museums of Canada and the National Film Board of Canada. Description as of February 2014.
Agency: Mississauga Library System