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Source of the information below: Inuvialuit Pitqusiit Inuuniarutait: Inuvialuit Living History, The MacFarlane Collection website, by the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC), Inuvik, N.W.T., Canada (website credits here ), entry on this artifact , retrieved 2-10-2020: Fish lure with an antler shank and an iron hook. The shank has a pair of drilled holes at its narrow end for attaching to a fishing line, and what appears to be a bent nail used as a hook inserted through a hole drilled at the other end. The edges of the shank are serrated, a feature that helped in tying a piece of fish skin bait or a weight to the lure. Two split glass beads have been set into the edges near the hook, in imitation of a fish. The shank has been decorated on both faces with engraved lines. More information here: Fishing tackle was used for catching fish in rivers and streams during the open water season, and for jigging through holes chiseled through ice in winter and spring. Fishing tackle in the MacFarlane Collection includes fishing rods (iqaluksiun) with lines (ipiutaq) made from baleen, and bone and antler lures (niksik) with iron hooks. Less commonly, fishhooks were made from wood.

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