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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 12-30-2019: [Originally was] A set of five fish lures [though currently only one is present] with shanks made from antler or bone and with iron hooks. The shanks are narrow at one end, where a pair of holes has been drilled for attaching to a fishing line, and broader at the opposite end where the hook has been inserted into a drilled hole. The shank of the lure ... has engraved decorations on one face and on one edge, and glass beads have been set into the edge near the hook in imitation of a small fish. 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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