Native American Photographs by Edward S. Curtis

Fish spearing – Clayoquot

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Fish spearing – Clayoquot

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The fisherman is taking flounders and other flatfish, which lie half-covered in the sand. At certain seasons, when the water is turbid by reason of the presence of excessive marine growth, objects on the bottom of a quiet bay can be discerned at a surprising depth. It is frequently assumed that the prows of North Coast canoes are carved in imitation of a dog’s head, but the natives deny any intentional resemblance. The notch in the top of the prow, dividing it into two sections suggestive of an animal’s ears, is simply a rest for the shaft of a spear or harpoon.

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Nuu-chah-nulth / Nootka Indians

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