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Spearing Fish From a Canoe
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Title: Spearing Fish From a Canoe
Identifier: MC0701
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Indians of North America

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Description: The picture, by Captain Seth Eastman, is from "Indian Tribes of the United States", by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft. While one man in the stern manoeuvered the birch bark canoe, the other, standing in the bow, kept on the alert for fish. At night the Indians used torches to attract them. During the summer months while encamped by lakes and rivers the Ojibwa intensified their efforts to catch fish. Some of the catch was dried and stored away for the coming winter. 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