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Object description

  • Malamute artist
  • Fishing equipment, before 1877
  • Rawhide
  • Sledge Island, Alaska, United States
  • L: 45 5/8 in, W: 1/4 in (L: 115.9 cm, W: .6 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3552


This a leader for fishing line made from a short length of rawhide with a splice in it. The rawhide is very stiff. Further Remarks: Collected by E.W. Wilson in 1877.