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Fishhook

manaq “fishhook”
Language: Qawiaraq Iñupiaq

Also called:
sulukpauġanun manaq “grayling hook”
Language: Qawiaraq Iñupiaq

And you keep it [fish] frozen all winter. If you get hungry, you just split it open, while it’s frozen. You dip it in seal oil. It’s good.

—Oscar Koutchak, 2001

The arctic grayling, a large-finned cousin of the trout, is easily taken with a hook. One method is to jig for them through river ice.

Culture: Iñupiaq
Region: Norton Sound, Alaska
Village: Unalakleet
Object Category: Fishing
Object Type: Fishhook
Dimensions: Length 15cm
Accession Date: 1878
Source: E. W. Nelson (collector)
Museum: National Museum of Natural History
Museum ID Number: E033731