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

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IMAGE
Toy Kayak: Qayaq / Toy kayak.

LOCATION: Karluk 1 archaeological site, Kodiak Island, A.D. 1400-1750

REFERENCE: Alutiiq Museum, Koniag, Inc., Collection (kayak AM193.87.8835; figure AM38:11)

DIMENSIONS: kayak 21.5 cm long; figure 5 cm high.

DESCRIPTION:
Boys still play with toy boats in spring, pulling them along the shoreline on strings. This miniature kayak from long ago is carved from the bark of a driftwood log. The boatman wears a bentwood hunting visor.


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