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

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IMAGE
Seal Bowl:

LOCATION: Chenega (Caniqaq), Prince William Sound, 1887-1893

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 168619)

DIMENSIONS: 37 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
Men ate from round and animal-shaped bowls. This bowl depicts a seal with its head and tail above water. Ripples from the swimming seal form the rim. The wood is stained with the rich oils of Alutiiq cooking.


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