Courtesy Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA

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This image shows three stone plummets connected to a modern net. Plummets, or weights, were used to sink a fishing net in the water to catch fish. Native men from southern New England often made the tools with which they worked, including their own hemp nets. For Native American groups living along river valleys and coastal areas, fish were a critical component of their diet.

Date: modern net 
Topic: Tools 
Materials: Stone
Dimensions: currently unavailable 
Accession #: 1985.0219

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