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Fish trap

Museum number:
1-216592
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Accession number:
Acc.1262
Object count:
1
Count note:
1
Description:
Double cone shape. Plain twine in willow. Made of willow (gaiī’ˑce) with feather inserts as charms to attract fish. Opening near edge for removing fish. Used in lakes, streams also for catching birds in tule marshes. Southeastern Pomo name: xona’ būxa'l, šá-miˑče.
Donor:
Samuel A. Barrett and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Kelseyville, Lake County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Lake; Kelseyville
Culture or time period:
Southeastern Pomo
Maker or artist:
Harry Holmes
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
December 1958
Materials:
Willow
Taxon:
Salix laevigata
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Accession date:
1959
Context of use:
Used in lakes, streams also for catching birds in tule marshes. Made by Harry Holmes, born 1887. The trap was made in Kelseyville, Lake County, California for the Museum. He is the same maker as the Tule Balsas, along with his nephew, and can be seen in the Samuel Barrett film on tule boat making, 26-56. He lived on the Big Valley Rancheria, which was terminated in 1963, 2 years after his death in 1961.
Department:
Native California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
width 190.5 centimeters, depth 40.64 centimeters, and height 60.96 centimeters
Comment:
Remarks: "Made at request of UCMA. Xona' bukal (SE Pomo)" Published in Barrett, Samuel Alfred. Pomo Indian Basketry. Vol. 7. The University Press, 1908. cf. Sturtevant, William C. Handbook of North American Indians. Edited by Wilcomb E. Washburn, David Damas, June Helm, Wayne Suttles, Alfonso Ortiz, Warren L. D'Azevedo, Ives Goddard, and Deward E. Walker. Vol. 8. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978. Kroeber, Alfred Louis. "California Basketry and the Pomo." American Anthropologist 11, no. 2 (1909): 233-249.
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