late 1800s–early 1900s
Figure: 10.5 x 4 cm (4 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.)
Gift of W. A. Price 1921.1580
Marine and river resources are crucial on the Northwest Coast, including halibut that can weigh several hundred pounds. The thrashing of such a large fish could endanger a canoe and so, after being thanked for surrendering its life, it was clubbed before being brought safely onboard. This example may represent a sea lion, a proficient hunter.
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