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

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IMAGE
Lance Head:

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

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 127763)

DIMENSIONS: 50 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
This barbed lance head has a triangular point made of slate, a type of stone. The lance head went on the end of a long wooden shaft and was used to kill beluga whales. The wooden sheath (cover) protected the sharp stone blade from damage in between hunts.


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