National Geographic : 1945 Jan
© National Geographic Society i11 raining oy w. ,angaon Winn Beneath Massive Canoe Cedars, Salmon Steak Broils over a Campfire and Winter's Filets Dry on Racks Fish were to the Northwest tribes what corn was to Pueblo peoples and buffaloes were to Plains nations. Fishing's easy harvest prevented famine and allowed leisure for winter's rich ceremonial life. Each spring salmon choked the rivers. Men took them with hooks, nets, weirs, andspears (Plate XIII). Women cut off heads and hung slices to dry. These modern Indians camp beside the Chilkat River. Even in the cannery age, treaty rights still protect some tribes' fishing grounds.