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Feeding the River Marker
Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: August 28, 2020
Caption: Feeding the River Marker
Additional Description: Captions: (lower left) Bone and shell fishhooks (3 times actual size). The notches held the fishline.; (right) Diagram of a Fish Trap To make a fish trap, willow panels were thrust into the sand and anchored with four posts. the smell of maggoty meat tided inside would attract fish. ➀ Cotton wood saplings with maggoty meat tied it. The leaves were left on so they would rustle when the fish tugged on the meat. ➁ Screen of woven willows - extended to float maggots downstream to lure fish into the trap.
Submitted: December 11, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p556202
File Size: 3.403 Megabytes

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