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LOOKING BOTH WAYS: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People of Southern Alaska

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IMAGE
Arrow and Armor: Barbed arrowhead and wooden armor slats.

LOCATION: Karluk 1 archaeological site, Kodiak Island, A.D. 1400-1750

REFERENCE: Alutiiq Museum, Koniag, Inc. Collection (arrowhead UA87-193-9254; slats UA85.193:6367, 6380, and 6381)

DIMENSIONS: arrowhead 25.5 cm long; slats 9 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
Shields, clubs, armor, and war arrows are found in archaeological sites. When raiders came from other villages, Alutiiq people retreated to refuge rocks that were surrounded by the sea. These were safe places where they had stored food and built houses, and could more easily defend themselves.


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