23 February 2014
Did you know ..?
For those who don't know:
a) mukluks are Native footwear - think of knee-high, fur-covered moccasins
b) cheechako is a Native word for "greenhorn" or "tenderfoot"
c) A fish wheel is a device for catching fish which operates much as a water-powered mill wheel. A wheel complete with baskets and paddles is attached to a floating dock. The wheel rotates due to the current of the stream it is placed into. The baskets on the wheel capture fish traveling upstream. The fish caught in the baskets fall into a holding tank. When the holding tank is full, the fish are removed.
h/t Older Daughter