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  • Collection: Hunting and Fishing

In the video Mr. Borel talks about a double spring trap and how the cajun people used it to benifit in there survival. In North America trading was pretty common between native American and other countries such as the French, British ,and Spanish.…

Hunting has its roots in French heritage in North America stemming back to when the French were first starting to colonize Canada. A major trade of the Frenchmen in Canada was trapping and hunting in order to make a lucrative living. This tradition…

The Net Needle.mp4
As you can hear in the video, the object was used to make "dip nets" for the purpose of crawfishing. This needle was most likely hand carved out of some type of wood. The nets produced by the needle were most likely used for catching different types…

Crafted by Laurence "Pete" Guidry of Gueydan, La in 1975 and 1980
Made out of cypress

Lee Fontenot after a fishing trip where he holds two fish that he caught himself.

The Gar Fish Gig (a type of spear) was used to “gig” a large garfish, which was used to make “Gar Fish” balls, a Cajun delicacy.