Fishing camp - Lake Pomo

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Fishing camp - Lake Pomo

Edward Curtis (1868-1952)
Plate no. 487: Fishing camp - Lake Pomo
From: The North American Indian, Volume Fourteen: The Northern California Indians. The Kato. The Wailaki. The Yuki. The Pomo. The Wintun. The Maidu. The Miwok. The Yokuts.
Norwood Massachussettes: The Plimpton Press, 1926

Large quantities of species locally called black-fish are still taken annually by the Lake Pomo. The fish are split down the back, and after the removal of backbone, head, and entrails, are hung on pole racks to dry in the sun for about two weeks, after which they are thoroughly cured in smoke-houses.Tule huts are not now seen, the one here shown having been built especially for the occasion.

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