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

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IMAGE
Spirit Carving:

LOCATION: Uyak archaeological site, Kodiak Island, A.D. 1-1100

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 395188)

DIMENSIONS: 7.5 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
Carvings from archaeological sites show animals, people and supernatural beings. Spirit-like faces appear on this small carving made of walrus ivory.


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