Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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harpoon with line
  • Swinomish peoples
  • harpoon with line, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • iron, horn, string, plant fiber, braiding
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 91 x 2 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 35 13/16 x 3/4 x 1 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5732

The narrow triangular black metal point has two horn barbs, secured over metal with string. There is a short length of brown braided string line with a loop at the free end.

It was used for killing fish.