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Makah whaling gear

I posted a couple of days ago about a historic photo of members of the Quinalt Tribe making canoes in the Queets watershed.  Immediately to the north, the Makah tribe at the tip of the Olympic Peninsula are well known … Continue reading

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Harpoon Head from the Hunterian

I have to say, I disagree with your description.  Based on size alone, at 14 cm this is much too large to have been for salmon fishing.  Stylistically, fish harpoons tend not to have a blade bed, but rather some … Continue reading

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