Beaver Net


From: Canada | Quebec | Maniwaki

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 29-10-51
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Algonkin | Iroquois
Provenience Canada | Quebec | Maniwaki
Culture Area Northeast Culture Area
Locus Reservation 6 miles south of Maniwaki
Section American
Materials Buckskin

Beaver net of babiche. These are used even today for catching beaver. The net is set by attaching it to a spring pole, arranging it so the bag part of the net is spread open under water. When the beaver enters the net he releases the spring pole and is suspended in the air, tangled in the net.

Length 28 cm
Width 9 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Frederick Johnson (#1-93) / Gift of Frank Speck (#94-99), 1929

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