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

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IMAGE
Ivory Carvings:

LOCATION: Naknek (Naqnik), Egegik (Igya'iq), and Ugashik (Uggásaq) villages, Alaska Peninsula, 1885-1886

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 127799)

DIMENSIONS: up to 6 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
Miniature animals and mythical creatures were probably fashioned for children. This set of walrus ivory carvings - which includes a beluga whale, a bear with seal-like flippers, and a harbor seal - was collected from Alutiiq and Yup'ik villages on Bristol Bay.


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