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    • Fish Net, Model

    • Fish Net, Model

    • 84 cm long x 17.7 cm wide; made of braided sinew and braided root; side stakes of birch or willow twigs; five floats of a very light wood attached to top of net; sinkers of pieces of antler and stone; twig used for stake; two rock sinkers have...

    • UA68-061-0001
    • Rope

    • Rope

    • Alder-tanned moose hide rope. Hide is braided and pink-colored. Rope is coiled. See remarks field. Measures (as falls) 4.1 x 26.2 x 22.8 cm.

      Note from donor with object: "Alder tanned moose hide rope - Kobuk river area - Ambler probably"

    • UA2002-001-0084
    • 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
    • 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
    • Fishhook

    • Fishhook

    • Fishhook made of Dall sheep horn; double barbless hooks set in. "Michak"

      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...

    • UA70-050-0064
    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Folded birch bark basket with spruce root stitching and willow trim. Top rim has woven pattern using black goose grass. The exterior of the basket has four seperate pieces of interior exposed birch bark sewn into the top rim. Willow has been...

    • UA2002-001-0001
    • 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
    • Fishhook

    • Fishhook

    • Ivory shank tapered at both ends, the top end more so than bottom. The smaller tapered end has two holes drilled through it to accomadatethe picture wire wound through for leader. Attached to the loop made at the opposite end of the picture frame...

    • UA70-050-0060
    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Kobuk-style woven birch bark basket with spruce root lashing around a willow rim. Green thread visible inside basket along sides of base. Spruce root on bottom is reinforced with a second layer of spruce root. 5" or 13 cm diameter across top x 3"...

    • UA88-013-0006
    • Fishhook

    • Fishhook

    • Large barbless hook made from a piece of heavy wire; a length of sinew line attached. "Michak". Hook: 9.3cm x 2.5cm.

      Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Material Culture Project undertaken by the UA Museum. 12/6/2011: In the field...

    • UA70-050-0063
    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Large, folded birch bark container found floating in the Ambler River. Willow rim rods and lashing of spruce root, and a rope, possibly cotton, tied along one of the long sides of the basket, possibly a handle. 20cm x 40cm x 28cm.


    • UA70-050-0058
    • Floats, Net

    • Floats, Net

    • Made from birch fungus; round with wire loop inserted for hanging on the net which it is being constructed; "och-kumay-lo-torak"? is the native name given in Inupiaq in the field collection notes, however it is also followed by a question mark....

    • UA70-050-0062AB
    • Sinker, Fishhook and

    • Sinker, Fishhook and

    • Mammoth ivory sinker tapered on both ends. On the top of the sinker there is a darkened area (outter core). The sinker has one circular hole drilled into each end for line attachments. Looped through the bottom hole in the sinker is wire (picture...

    • UA70-050-0067
    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Modern type made for sale; birch strips reversed and alternated for sides; flared; willow rim rods top and base; sewn with spruce root. Measures 11 x 21 cm.

      Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Material Culture Project undertaken by...

    • UA70-050-0057
    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Round with a slight flare to the sides; double rim rod of split willow on both rim and base; sides of single diamond pattern formed by alternating out- and inside of bark strips; double bottom; rim bands; sewn with spruce root; base has cotton line...

    • UA81-003-0117
    • 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
    • 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
    • Scraper

    • Scraper

    • Tapered bone with one end notched; other has a hole drilled through it. For mink, beaver, otter, etc. "No'shulk".

      Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Native Material Culture project undertaken by the UA Museum. Maker was...

    • UA70-050-0059


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