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John White’s Fishing Scene

John White’s 1585 painting shows multiple fishing techniques implemented by Native Americans.  This image also highlights the abundance of marine life found in the region at the time.

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An article on the different ways Chesapeake Indigenous peoples fished.

https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Fishing_and_Shellfishing_by_Early_Virginia_Indians

 

A video explaining the use of pound net, a technology used in the Chesapeake for hundreds of years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JVd4EkN44E

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