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

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LOCATION: Karluk 1 archaeological site, Kodiak Island, A.D. 1400-1750

REFERENCE: Alutiiq Museum, Koniag, Inc., Collection (no catalog number)

DIMENSIONS: 15 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
The painted design on this toy cutting board shows a sea otter swimming underwater, with bubbles trailing behind it. Hunters could tell where an otter went after it dived by watching for bubbles that came to the surface. The otter is swimming toward a circle that may be a passage to the human world.


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