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The Last Beluga Fisherman
Images: Object

 
Inuit fishing belugas
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Inuit sculpture - Man riding a beluga
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Inuit sculpture - Beluga
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Inuit sculpture - Pod of belugas
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Basque fisherman
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Interior view of the Palais de l'Industrie built for the 1855 Exposition Universelle in Paris
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Poles for weir fishing, like those used by Émile Lizotte
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Poles making up the beluga fishing "rond" or "raccroc" (curved line)
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Remnant of the end of a broken pole in the mud
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Fishermen with their horses in the river's icy waters
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Men at high tide hauling in the belugas caught in the poles
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Iron spontoon head
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Two of Émile Lizotte's harpoons (left) and spontoons used to kill belugas
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Men killing belugas caught inside the poles
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Émile Lizotte killing a beluga with a spontoon
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Lantern and oil can
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Postcard of a successful beluga catch
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Men using high tide to retrieve the belugas that were caught
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