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    • Kayak

    • Kayak

    • Paneak, Simon (maker). Frame in good condition; made of Canadian white spruce obtained by museum locally for Simon's use in constructing kayak; hides sewn on with cord and seams greased with caribou tallow; hides were green and split in the drier...

    • UAMN27
    • Canoe, Birch Bark

    • Canoe, Birch Bark

    • Birch bark over frame - 14' long with one end decked over with bark (23" w x 46 1/4 long); sewn with spruce root and seamed with spruce pitch; paddle of birch 68" long - lashed to 2 of 5 crosspieces. Piece of bark 33 1/2" x 15 3/4" lashed down for...

    • UA67-114-0001AB
    • Berry Picker

    • Berry Picker

    • Wooden scoop with short, thick handle and wide, deep bowl part; used for scooping or knocking berried into a birch bark basket. Wood; stained red; used; oil stain in bowl; smells of smoke; 11 1/2" long 0 bowl is 5 5/8" x 6 3/4". Same type of...

    • UA91-017-0003
    • Carving, Wood

    • Carving, Wood

    • A eskimo-like chain of carved links and swivels. 21 1/2" long. Made from a single 2 x 4.

      Brought to museum by J.A. Boulet of Fairbanks on May 1, 1942. *3/9/2004: John Schwaesdall, grandson of maker, phoned to obtain information and...

    • UAMN-B63-0003
    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Birch bark; folded basket; dark side turned inside; extra layer of birch bark with dark side turned out in between folds of basket on outside; rim and side rods of willow; lashed with spruce root; b - 4 7/8" across or 6.5cm x 12.5cm x 9.5cm

    • UAMN-0236-4046B
    • Parka, Fur

    • Parka, Fur

    • Woman's reindeer parka with wolverine fur trim. Made by donor's mother "Akurak" (Mary English). She used pieces of lynx legs for cuffs. It was caught in a trap and was eaten by another animal except for legs (!) Approx. 32" from shoulder to...

    • UA91-016-0001
    • Scoop, Model

    • Scoop, Model

    • Wooden model of fish scoop. The basket of the scoop is made from a thin piece of bent wood with cotton twine webbing woven in a diamond pattern. The handle is a long thin piece of wood attaced to the basket with cotton twine. See remarks field. ...

    • UA2002-001-0089
    • Diaper

    • Diaper

    • Child's diaper made from spotted sealskin fur and edged with caribou fawn skin with ties of spotted seal ties. Inside the diaper is sphagnum moss. Sewn with sinew. Measures 25 x 19.5 x 9 cm.

      Field number 262. -Value has been based on a...

    • UA2001-013-0279
    • Fishhook

    • Fishhook

    • Brass with barbless nail hook set in; wire loop wound with string. One circular eye has been carved out of the brass on one side of the piece. Another eye hole can be seen, but is obscured by the inset nail. 18cm x 2.7cm.

      Collected in the...

    • UA70-050-0066
    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Round birch bark basket made with the woven technique, light and dark-colored bark placed diagonally along the sides, alternating direction creating a woven look. Lashed along the top and bottom edges with willow, which is wrapped in spruce root....

    • UA2001-013-0307
    • Knife, Womans'

    • Knife, Womans'

    • Steel blade from a saw blade; 2 screw holes; antler handle much stained and polished from use; held on with wooden peg inserted through top of handle. Blade is 8 3/4". Ulu is 5 3/8" x 8 3/4".

      Purchased by donor's husband from Minnie Gray...

    • UA91-009-0009
    • Pestle

    • Pestle

    • Solid piece of wood; knob handle on top; flared, flat base; stained red; 5" tall; shows much use. Used for mashing up salmon eggs, cranberries, eskimo ice cream etc. "Koch'sin"

      Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Material Culture...

    • UA70-050-0061
    • Scraper

    • Scraper

    • Handle of birch shaped to fit a right-handed person; blade of piece of sharpened barrel from a 12 gauge shotgun; a piece of cloth is used to wedge the barrel onto the handle.

      Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Native Material...

    • UA70-050-0106
    • Blade

    • Blade

    • Flat, tapered piece of jade. 5" long or 1cm x 13cm x 4.5cm

      Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Material Culture Project undertaken by the UA Museum. 12/6/2011: In the field notes and paper file the "place" is listed as Kobuk, but...

    • UA70-050-0054
    • Fishing Lure

    • Fishing Lure

    • Tear-drop shaped piece of jade, used as or with a fishing lure. Holes are drilled on either end. Not completely flat - the narrow end appears to curve up while the wider end curves down, from the side. Highly polished. Property mark engraved on the...

    • UA2001-013-0240

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