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

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IMAGE
Hoof Carving:

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

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 377893)

DIMENSIONS: 6 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
This carving from an archaeological site represents the hoof of a caribou. Caribou can be hunted only on the Alaska Peninsula, and villages there used to trade caribou products (hair, skins, clothing, antler) to other parts of the Alutiiq region where these animals do not live.


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