Fish Trap on the Chiliwhist River, 1911


A photograph of five men standing in front of timber fish traps on the Chiliwhist river in 1911.

Fish Trap on the Chiliwhist River, August 1911: Matsura traveled to the mouth of the Chiliwhist River to photograph the recent construction there of an Indian fish trap. The weir would catch the fall run of salmon. Wooden poles tied together with strips of willow bark formed a wall of tripods across the water, from which netting was tied.