Anti-spearfishing concrete walleye decoy
Concrete walleye decoy purchased at PARR Rally in Minocqua, Wisconsin, April 15, 1989
In the spring of 1989, tensions over Native American off-reservation spearfishing rights reached a boiling point in northern Wisconsin. Anti-spearfishing organizations encouraged the design and deployment of concrete walleye decoys like this one, to be set on the bottom of lake beds to damage Ojibwe spears and disrupt off-reservation spearfishing.
Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change|
Indians in the 20th Century
|Pub Data: ||Wisconsin Historical Museum (Museum object #1990.178.1)
|Citation: ||Anti-spearfishing concrete walleye decoy. Wisconsin Historical Museum.
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