| Large Karankawa fishing camp on a bluff overlooking a shallow bay. In seasonal camps such as these, dozens of families congregated to harvest fish and shellfish, make tools, and socialize. Portable huts constructed of wooden frames covered with skins or fiber mats provided shelter. Although this scene is based on the Late Prehistoric Guadalupe Bay site at circa 1200 A.D., it depicts a successful way of life which survived well into Historic times. Painting by Frank Weir.
See Patterns of the Past for full, interactive version of the scene, showing artifacts.