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Ojibwa miniature fish net float

Copyright Minnesota Historical Society Collections

This miniature fishing net float is made of a lightweight, light-color wood, probably cedar. It is an oblong shape, wound with a strip of black plant fiber near one end. Probably made as a model for display at the Mille Lacs [Minn.] Indian Museum; full size floats are about 12 inches long and fastened to one edge of the net with stone sinkers on the other edge. Floats are fastened to the edge of a net.