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

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IMAGE
Goose Snares: Neqlehtesútet / Goose snares.

LOCATION: Ugashik (Uggásaq), Alaska Peninsula, 1885-1886

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 127778)

DIMENSIONS: bundle 18 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
Each snare in this bundle is a wooden stake attached to a slippery loop of whale baleen. The snares were set up in a line along the grassy edge of a pond where geese gathered. A bird's foot, head, or wing might become caught in one of the loops.


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