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

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Peg Calendar: Cislaq / Russian Orthodox peg calendar.

LOCATION: Alaska Peninsula, 1883

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 90435)

DIMENSIONS: 17.5 cm wide.

DESCRIPTION:
"The Elders at home, even when we got American calendars, they'd still use those wooden ones. Lots of holes. And they knew when all the holidays were, too" (Clyda Christiansen, Kodiak Island Elder, 1997). Pegs were moved forward one hole each day on this household calendar of the Russian Orthodox year, which has marks for Sundays and feast days.


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