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

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Hunting Bag: Ekgwiutaq / Hunting bag.

LOCATION: Woody Island (Tangirnaq), Kodiak Island, 1883

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 72500)

DIMENSIONS: 21.5 cm high.

DESCRIPTION:
Men carried bags to hold ammunition, tobacco, arrowheads, and other small necessities for hunting. This skin bag is embellished with colored thread, yarn, and caribou hair embroidery. Appliquéd designs are made of thin, dyed skin, probably sea lion throat. The mouth of the bag is trimmed with seal skin and the strap is made of twisted sinew.


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