Alaska's Digital Archives

Add or remove other collections to your search:


Narrow your search by:

You've searched:

All Collections
  • All fields: Northern Alaska
(5161 results)

Display: 20

    • 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
    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Round birch bark basket, made with strips of birch bark, woven together along the sides. The walls of the basket are formed by placing the bark in diagonal strips, with the light side going in one direction, the dark in the opposite, and weaving...

    • UA2001-013-0309
    • Mittens, Beaver

    • Mittens, Beaver

    • Mittens of unplucked beaver with smoked moosehide palms. Wrist trim of unplucked beaver with hair going crosswise to that on the body of the mitten. Written inside each mitter "Ulen - Wiseman Alaska - 1945". 13 1/2" long - unlined. Made by donor...

    • UA91-017-0004AB
    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Basket, Birch Bark

    • Folded birch bark basket with unstripped willow trim and side reinforcement and spruce root stitching. Bark panels showing dark interior bark surface have been attached to exterior surface of bakset, which show the pale exterior bark surface,...

    • UA2002-001-0020
    • Knife, Man's

    • Knife, Man's

    • Curved bone (rib) handle; curved steel blade with visible file marks; made from a file; fastened to handle with two metal bolts; three serrations on tip of handle; vertical scratches across front of handle where it joins blade; 9 7/8"...

    • UA70-050-0055
    • Gold Poke

    • Gold Poke

    • Tan horsehide; 17" long x 4 3/4"; two thongs and bag and machine sewn; smooth side inside; markings - one side has in 1" letters: "W.A. BANK" and other side in 3/8" letters: "No. 500" and a diamond-shape with the words "Cordovan Horsehide"; used at...

    • UA69-051-0001
    • Smudge Pot

    • Smudge Pot

    • Made from a 5 gallon gas can; two tin cans with ends perforated are soldered on either side of the can; door made of piece of tin wired on; wire swing handle; wood chips are burned inside to keep off mosquitoes. (Smudging means to allow something...

    • UA70-050-0053


Display a larger image and more item information when the pointer pauses over a thumbnail
on off

Layout options:

Thumbnail with title
Grid with smaller thumbnails and more detail
Select the collections to add or remove from your search