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

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Dart Game:

LOCATION: Kodiak Island

REFERENCE: Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak Area Native Association Collection (AM295:1-6)

DIMENSIONS: darts 12 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
Augca'aq is a traditional man's game based on sea mammal hunting. It is played during Russian Orthodox Lent. Players kneel on the floor and throw darts at a whale-shaped target that dangles from a string. They win points according to where a dart strikes the target. Players and spectators place bets, and Elders recall times when guns, outboard motors, and even houses were won and lost at augca'aq matches.


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