Club - ROM2005_5300_1

ROM2005_5300_1

Club

Maker: Coast Salish
Medium:Wood
Geography: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Date: 19th-early 20th century
Object number: 939.31.19
Credit Line: George T. Emmons Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionAmong the Coast Salish, hunters of seals and sea lions gained professional status, as did the Clallum whale hunters. Seals were captured with harpoons, nets, and clubs. Seals became tangled in nets that hunters set around their basking rocks or were clubbed if found stranded too high above the tide line for quick escape. Clubs were also used for killing large fish, such as halibut.
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