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Fishhook

ux^tax^ “fishhook”
Language: Unangam Tunuu (Eastern Aleut dialect)

Two-piece hooks made of bone were used to catch cod, mackerel, salmon, and other species, using long fishing lines made from seaweed.

Culture: Unangax (Aleut)
Region: Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Object Category: Fishing
Object Type: Fishhook
Accession Date: 1921
Source: Rev. Sheldon Jackson (collector)
Museum: National Museum of Natural History
Museum ID Number: E316779