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

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IMAGE
Snow Goggles: Ingihsún / Snow goggles.

LOCATION: Ugashik (Uggásaq), Alaska Peninsula, 1879-1882

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 72515)

DIMENSIONS: 13.5 cm wide.

DESCRIPTION:
Unless a hunter wears eye protection, gazing at a snowy landscape in the bright sunlight of spring can lead to snow blindness. Today's hunters wear sun glasses, but wooden goggles were used in the past.


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