Five sturgeon hooks - Omushkego, Swampy Cree (Algonquin).

Sturgeon hooks

The diet of the First Nations peoples included several types of fish that the Europeans soon learned to prepare. In New France, the most popular species were eel, cod and salmon, in addition to shad, sea bass and sturgeon—an undisputed favourite.

Sturgeon hooks, before 1940
Omushkego, Swampy Cree (Algonquin)
Mushkegowuk (Moose Factory), Ontario
Metal, wood, fibre, 13 x 1.5 x 4 cm
Musée de la civilisation, 68-2717