Eel trap/pot

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Culture/People
Piscataway (Conoy)
Donor
Mervin A. Savoy (Mervin A. Proctor/Mrs. William A. Savoy), Piscataway (Conoy)
Previous owner
Piscataway Conoy Museum
Mary Lottie Swann (Mary Lottie Proctor/Mrs. Walter Thomas Swann), Piscataway (Conoy), 1899-1989
Walter Thomas Swann, Piscataway (Conoy), 1900-1967
Object Name
Eel trap/pot
Media/Materials
Oak splint/splints, metal wire
Techniques
Wicker-plaited, tied
Dimensions
56.5 x 20.0 cm
Object Type
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place
Maryland; USA (inferred)
Date created
1900-1920
Collection History
Formerly owned by Walter Thomas Swann (Piscataway, 1900-1967) and his wife Mary Lottie Proctor Swann (Piscataway, 1899-1989); given to family members in 1985 for the Piscataway Conoy Museum and part of the museum's collection until 2007 when the museum closed; donated to NMAI in 2008 by Mervin A. Proctor Savoy, chairwoman of the Piscataway-Conoy Tribe.
Catalog Number
26/6800
Barcode
266800.000
See related items
Piscataway (Conoy)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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