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

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IMAGE
Sinew Bow: Uhluwaq / Sinew-backed bow.

LOCATION: Probably Alaska Peninsula, 1867

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 2528)

DIMENSIONS: 128 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
Wooden bows were strengthened with sinew cord. They were used for sea hunting, for killing bears and other large land animals, and for warfare. Painted figures on this bow include bears, birds, caribou, and hunters with rifles.


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