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    • Violin and Case

    • Violin and Case

    • Russian made violin. The case is made of skin. Skin has been dried off. Has some white stains on the top.

      Only documentation in file reads: "Russian-made violin. Purchased in Helena, Montana, in 1888 by the father of Mr. Smith. It had been...

    • UA0455-0001
    • Doll

    • Doll

    • Female Doll with wood stand. ! (A) Doll. Wood face, lightly carved with black ink for eyes and red ink for mouth. Plastic black hair across face. Large red fox ruff, shaved beaver parka, white cloth with flower decoration around bottom edge with...

    • UA2007-004-0001AB
    • Cover, Checkbook

    • Cover, Checkbook

    • Heavily beaded checkbook cover backed with caribou hide. Cover is a rectangular shape with one curved short end. Folded in thirds, the cover velcros to the front and encases a checkbook, which can be slipped inside the pocket sewn to the backing...

    • UA2007-013-0004(2)
    • Cover, Checkbook

    • Cover, Checkbook

    • Heavily beaded checkbook cover backed with caribou hide. Cover is a rectangular shape with one curved short end. Folded in thirds, the cover velcros to the front and encases a checkbook, which can be slipped inside the pocket sewn to the backing...

    • UA2007-013-0004(1)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Snowshoe

    • Snowshoe

    • Boy's snowshoe. Single snowshoe. Style is of westernmost Alaska type (see Nelson 'Eskimo about Bering Strait' or paper file). Outer wood frame made from two peices of wood. They are tied together to a point at heel with rawhide and spliced and...

    • UAMN-0551-5427
    • 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
    • Snowshoe, Horse

    • Snowshoe, Horse

    • Horse snowshoe made from wood in an oval shape. 14" long x 10.5" wide. Wood is approx. 1" thick. It has a metal strap over the top connected by bolts.

      Acc. to file: "On April 27, 1967, Keith Koontz came in and gave us more information on the...

    • UA63-025-0001
    • 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

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