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

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IMAGE
Boat Model: Angyaq / Boat.

LOCATION: Kodiak Island, 1860s - 1870s

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 1130)

DIMENSIONS: 39 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
The men in this model of a small angyaq wear three kinds of headgear: hunting helmets shaped like seals' heads, spruce root hats with tall tops that indicated wealth, and wooden hunting hats with slanting brims, a style from the Alaska Peninsula. The boats were used for carrying people and supplies, for trading expeditions, and raids against enemy villages.


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