Salting Meat For Foxes

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When: 01 January 1917

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Creator(s): Department of Commerce. Bureau of Fisheries. Division of Alaska Fisheries. 1913-7/1/1939

Series: Pribilof Islands Glass Plate Negatives, 1913 - 1921

Production Date: 1913 - 1921

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Contact(s): National Archives at Seattle (RW-SE)
6125 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115-7999
Phone: 206-336-5115
Fax: 206-336-5112
Email: [email protected]

National Archives Identifier: 23853649

Local Identifier: USBF 1-52

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Owner: The U.S. National Archives
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    Pixel Wrangler

    • 31/Aug/2016 05:10:50

    For the one other person looking at this who's confused curious about the caption "Salting Meat For Foxes" ;) it turns out that the Blue Fox was available in significant numbers on the Pribilof Islands, and they were trapped during a short season in the early winter. The locals knew that winter conditions severely restricted the foxes ability to access food and survive. Accordingly, they would prepare reserve supplies of seal meat to feed the foxes during harsh winters. A detailed explanation of the process of salting meat for foxes is given on pages 88-89 of the Report of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries, 1921, including a description of "the pit" – which is the wooden structure to the right in the photograph.

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    • 13/Sep/2016 17:17:49

    [] Thanks Pixel, I was wondering.