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

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IMAGE
Gun Cap Box:

LOCATION: Nucheck (Núciq) Prince William Sound, 1887-1893

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 168630)

DIMENSIONS: 8.5 cm high.

DESCRIPTION:
The Alutiit increasingly used guns after the 1860s. Flintlock muskets were eventually replaced by muzzle-loaded percussion guns, which used small metal caps to ignite the gunpowder charge in the barrel. This horn box held a supply of the caps, which were valuable trade items.


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