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

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IMAGE
Ermine Cap:

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

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 72471)

DIMENSIONS: 20 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
This hat was "worn by young men at dances and festivals," according to William Fisher. It is made from whole winter skins of ermine. The ermine heads have black beads for eyes, and wear nose ornaments and necklaces. The bottom band is red cloth with beaded designs.


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