Skip to main content

As a public health precaution, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will temporarily close to the public starting Saturday, March 14 until further notice. Please continue to check back frequently at npg.si.edu or si.edu for updates. In the meantime, please explore our website, resource materials and online exhibitions. 

Fishing line and sinker

Fishing line and sinker
Usage Conditions Apply
Culture/People
probably Nlaka'pamux (Thompson River Salish) (attributed)
Previous owner
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
Seller
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
Seller agent
Joseph E. Standley (J. E. Standley), Non-Indian, 1854-1940
Presenter/funding source
James Bishop Ford (James B. Ford), Non-Indian, 1844-1928
Object Type
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Object Name
Fishing line and sinker
Media/Materials
Stone, spruce root, wood, cotton cord/cordage
Techniques
Wrapped
Catalog Number
5/3644
Barcode
053644.000
Collection History
Collection history unknown; purchased by MAI in 1916 from Ye Olde Curiosity Shop (Seattle, Washington), which was owned and operated by James E. Standley (1854-1940), using funds donated by MAI trustee James B. Ford (1844-1928).
Contact Us
Have a concern, a correction, or something to add? Contact us: https://nmai.si.edu/collections-statement
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
See related items
Nlaka'pamux (Thompson River Salish)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place
Thompson River; Thompson-Nicola Regional District; British Columbia; Canada