Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) - Spearing Salmon - Wishham
- Medium: Photogravure on Van Gelder Paper
- Circa: 1909
- Size: 11.75'' x 15.5''
18.25" x 21.75" mat size. Plate 276. Published in "The North American (1907-1930) v. 8, The Nez Perces. Wallawalla. Umatilla. Cayuse. The Chinookan tribes." "The nature of the shore and the height of the water level sometimes combine to make dip-netting impossible. Recourse is then had to the double-pointed spear, the socketed barbs of which are connected to the shaft by strong cords, so that when a fish is struck and its struggles detach the barbs from the prongs it is held by a hook and line." - Edward S. Curtis. Acquired from a private collection in Arizona. The owner purchased this in the 1990s.