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Willliam J Fisher Collection
beaded earrings worn by women of Ugashagmuit tribe

COLLECTOR'S
DOCUMENTATION:
"Earrings worn by women"

-William Fisher

CATALOG NO:  72465
OBJECT TYPE: beaded earrings

REMARKS:
In 1881, Fisher wrote to Spencer Baird, the Secretary of the Smithsonian, that he would obtain "a full set of bead ornaments worn by Ugashak belles" of the Alaska Peninsula which consisted of a beaded headdress, a beaded collar worn around the neck, a beaded collar worn over the shoulders, a pair of bracelets, a pair of anklets, a pair of earrings worn in the lobe of the ear, three pairs of earrings worn in holes pierced one above the other on the outside edge of the ears, and a belt. Not all of these objects were acquired by Fisher, for they were not included in his listing of the 1882 accession, and some that were are now missing. These earrings are part of the set that remains, along with a headdress, belt (see 72470), choker, and necklace (see 72467).

   -Dee Hunt

CATALOG NUMBER:

72465

OBJECT TYPE:

beaded earrings

ACCESSION NO.:

12209 (1882)

YEAR COLLECTED:

1879-1882

FIELD NUMBER:

2

GROUP NAME:

Ugaasarmiut

GROUP NAME RECORDED BY FISHER:

UGASHAGMIUT TRIBE

LOCATION:

Ugaasaq (Ugashik)

LOCATION RECORDED BY FISHER:

UGASHAK RIVER, BRISTOL BAY, ALASKA

NATIVE LANGUAGE TERM:

agaruat

NATIVE LANGUAGE TERM RECORDED BY FISHER:

A-GACH-WOT

DIMENSIONS:

L=12.5 cm; W=4.5 cm

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