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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.

      Collected...

    • UA70-050-0058
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Needle, Snowshoe

    • Needle, Snowshoe

    • Made of bone; tapered at both ends with an eye in the middle; used for making snowshoe webbing. Around the eye there are grooves on either end, on both sides of the piece, which extend out 1cm on either side of the eye in the same direction as the...

    • UA70-050-0056
    • 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
    • Scraper

    • Scraper

    • Bone, tapered and rounded one end; used for removing bark from wood. 1cm x 14cm x 2cm

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

    • UA70-050-0052
    • Tlingit basket.

    • Tlingit basket.

    • Accession Number: 72-96-16
      Description: spruce root; grass; black; orange; blue-green; woven; decorated
      Descriptive Narrative: One large Tlingit spruce root basket. Three bands of false embroidery in several different colors of dyed...

    • ASM-II-B-1696
    • Tlingit basket.

    • Tlingit basket.

    • Accession Number: 72-96-22
      Description: spruce root; grass; brown; yellow; gold; red; Gray; woven; decorated
      Descriptive Narrative: Large spruceroot basket. Two section soft blueberry dye imbricated with brown, yellow and bleached grass...

    • ASM-II-B-1700
    • Brass baptismal box.

    • Brass baptismal box.

    • Descriptive Narrative: A small brass box with embossed cover containing two metal vials for annointing oils, a small scissors, annointing brush, and sponge. Cover is engraved with crucifixion scene.
      Culture: Russian
      History: Collected...

    • ASM-2001-10-4
    • Peg calendar.

    • Peg calendar.

    • Old Num: LC.344-1.1
      Description: wood; paint
      Found: Sitka
      Culture: Aleut; Alutiiq
      History: From the collection of Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff, curator of the Alaska Historical Library and Museum from 1919-1940. Purchased by...

    • ASM-2001-10-1

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