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manaq “fishhook”
Language: Qawiaraq Iñupiaq

So this [fishhook] probably saved a lot of people’s lives.

—Oscar Koutchak, 2001

This ivory hook with a metal barb is for larger fish such as salmon and rockfish.

Culture: Iñupiaq
Region: Norton Sound, Alaska
Object Category: Fishing
Object Type: Fishhook
Accession Date: 1949
Source: n.a. (seller)
Museum: National Museum of the American Indian
Museum ID Number: 212535.000