He also traded lumber for traditional commodities such as eulachon
grease (March 1889).
Alaskan Natives report that the whales feed there on migrating fish, predominantly eulachon
(Thaleichthys pacificus) and Pacific salmon (Huntington, 2000), which have been identified in stomach contents of harvested whales (Moore et al., 2000).
A common autumn treat among the Tsimsian of Canada's west coast is a mixture of blueberries and a fat made from the boiled oil of the eulachon
The confluence of land and water ensured a bountiful food supply for the inhabitants, who fished for salmon, halibut, cod, and the small, oily fish known as eulachon
. Along the shores they harvested seaweed and shellfish, and in the forested mountains they hunted deer and gathered berries.
5) The candlefish, also called the eulachon
Along the Northwest Pacific coast, into Alaska, heavy runs of salmon, dried for year-round supply, were eaten with eulachon
fish oil, supplemented by halibut, other fish, cultivated roots and tubers, berries, and mountain game.
(The less poetic coastal Kwakwaka'wakw called it "eulachon
grease" after the fatty smeltlike fish that crowded its mouth.) Steep, heavily wooded slopes and towering waterfalls rushed down to the river bottom, where the sparkling flood mirrored the mountains and sky above.
Eagles are attracted to the Copper River Delta by huge runs of little schooling fish called eulachon
in the pre-contact time period, except with respect to eulachon
Finally, anadromous species, such as Pacific salmon and eulachon
, Thaleichthys pacificus, represent a concentrated feeding opportunity that the beluga population may depend on as an important component of their annual nutrition.
Of these 10 species, 5 have been recorded from the inland marine waters of the Salish Sea, including Puget Sound and the Straits of Juan de Fuca and Georgia (Hart 1973): Whitebait Smelt (Allosmerus elongatus), Surf Smelt (Hypomesus pretiosus), Capelin (Mallotus villosus), Longfin Smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys), and Eulachon