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Fish traps

Walker River Northern Paiute fish trap
ca. 1920
Walker River Reservation, Nevada
Willow shoots, cloth
58 x 30 x 30 cm
Collected by Mark R. Harrington

Twined basketry fish traps were made and used to catch various sizes and species of fish in the rivers of the Great Basin. Traps were usually staked in the water and baited to lure the fish.

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