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Arctic & Sub-Arctic

This collection includes over 1,000 objects from the Western, Central, and Eastern Arctic, particularly artifacts, Canadian Inuit sculpture and prints, and contemporary art. The Sub-Arctic holdings include objects from Northern Athabascan cultures.

Snowshoe (one of a pair, see 13.1.575)
Northern Athabascan (Athapaskan)
Snowshoe (one of a pair, see 13.1.575)
collected early 19th century
13.1.576
Hunting Bag (also called Work Bag)
Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Hunting Bag (also called Work Bag)
about 1850
13.1.581
Hat
Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Hat
mid-19th century
13.1.586
Umiak Model
Unangax̂ (Aleut)
Umiak Model
mid-19th century
13.1.590
Three-Hatch Kayak Model
Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Three-Hatch Kayak Model
mid-19th century
13.1.591
Three-Hatch Kayak Model
Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Three-Hatch Kayak Model
mid-19th century
13.1.592
Gut Parka (Rain Coat)
Unangax̂ (Aleut) or Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Gut Parka (Rain Coat)
mid-19th century
13.1.595
Moccasins decorated with a Floral Motif and Red Berries
Cree
Moccasins decorated with a Floral Motif and Red Berries
mid-late 19th century
13.137.4094G
Jacket, part of a Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
Kalaallit
Jacket, part of a Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13897
Pants, part of Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
Kalaallit
Pants, part of Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13898
Red Wrist Bands, part of Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
Kalaallit
Red Wrist Bands, part of Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13899
Jacket Blouse, part of a Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
Kalaallit
Jacket Blouse, part of a Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13900
Girl's Boots, Part of a Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
Kalaallit
Girl's Boots, Part of a Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13901
Mukluks
Slavey Dene (Athabascan, Athapaskan)
Mukluks
about 1940
159.45.14678
Souvenir Model Umiak with Four Women, One Man, a Dog, and Camp Equipment
Kalaallit
Souvenir Model Umiak with Four Women, One Man, a Dog, and Camp Equipment
early-mid-20th century
159.9.14387
Souvenir Model Kayak with Paddler and Seal Hunting Equipment
Kalaallit
Souvenir Model Kayak with Paddler and Seal Hunting Equipment
collected 1935-1940
159.9.14390
Second Scene from the Legend of Shokkoaluk and his Wife (Shokkoaluk is standing pushing his wife below...
Levi Qumaluk, Canadian Inuit, 1919 - 1997
Second Scene from the Legend of Shokkoaluk and his Wife (Shokkoaluk is standing pushing his wife below...
1960
160.34.14537
Double Ended Comb
Iñupiaq
Double Ended Comb
Archaeological
163.53.15383
Men's Double-Thumbed Sealskin Mittens
Kalaallit
Men's Double-Thumbed Sealskin Mittens
1897
164.21.15432
Souvenir Model Dog Sled and Team
Kalaallit
Souvenir Model Dog Sled and Team
about 1897
164.21.15445
Child's Doll
Kalaallit
Child's Doll
1400-1600, or ealier
164.21.15449
Skin Scraper
Kitlinermiut (Copper Inuit)
Skin Scraper
collected 1965
165.38.15682
Sealskin bag
Kitlinermiut (Copper Inuit)
Sealskin bag
165.38.15756
Model Dog Sled
Edward Kayoukluk, American (Iñupiaq), 1917-unknown
Model Dog Sled
collected 1948-1949
166.43.16126
Drum (Drum skin made of the Liver Membrane of a Humpback Whale)
Abraham (Okilook) Lincoln, American (Iñupiaq), about 1885-1963
Drum (Drum skin made of the Liver Membrane of a Humpback Whale)
collected 1948-1957
166.43.16172
Oval Wood Sewing Box
Iñupiaq
Oval Wood Sewing Box
collected 1948-1957
166.43.24024
Coral-color and Silver Bead Necklace
Tahltan
Coral-color and Silver Bead Necklace
collected late 1920s-1945
166.56.24807.1
Boy Holding a Dog
Mannumi Shaqu, Canadian Inuit, 1917 - 1997
Boy Holding a Dog
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24433
An Inuk Holding a Beluga Whale Tail and a Knife
Twamie Okaitok, Canadian Inuit, 1900 - 1963
An Inuk Holding a Beluga Whale Tail and a Knife
1950s
168.94.24437
Small Figure with Movable Arms
Kitlinermiut (Copper Inuit)
Small Figure with Movable Arms
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24450
Snow Goggles
Kitlinermiut (Copper Inuit)
Snow Goggles
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24455
Bone Marrow Spatula
Kitlinermiut (Copper Inuit)
Bone Marrow Spatula
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24467
Basket with Lid
Unangax̂ (Aleut) or Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Basket with Lid
about 1870
168.95.24525
Ivory Plate Armor (18 rectangular pieces)
Iñupiaq
Ivory Plate Armor (18 rectangular pieces)
collected about 1967
168.96.24541
Ice Scratcher
Iñupiaq or Yup'ik
Ice Scratcher
collected late 1930s
169.75.24830
Fish Skin Mittens
Unangax̂ (Aleut)
Fish Skin Mittens
collected about 1940
169.75.24864
Oval Shaped Bentwood Bowl with Floral Vegetal Design
Yup'ik
Oval Shaped Bentwood Bowl with Floral Vegetal Design
collected about 1934-1941
169.75.24877
Stone Oil Lamp
Iñupiaq or Yup'ik
Stone Oil Lamp
collected about 1934-1941
169.75.24885
Ulu
Iñupiaq or Yup'ik
Ulu
19th century, collected late 1930s
169.75.24886
Cribbage Board with Deep Undercut Relief Sea Mammals
Yup'ik
Cribbage Board with Deep Undercut Relief Sea Mammals
about 1920
169.75.24892
Harpoon Line with Attachments
Iñupiaq or Yup'ik
Harpoon Line with Attachments
collected late 1930s
169.75.24923
Boy's Parka
Inuvialuit
Boy's Parka
about 1920
174.2.25532
Gut Parka
Yup'ik
Gut Parka
mid-20th century
180.29.25951
Skin Scraper
Iñupiaq
Skin Scraper
probably 19th century
181.2.26095
Souvenir Model Kayak with Paddler and Equipment
Kalaallit
Souvenir Model Kayak with Paddler and Equipment
1920-1940
2005.56
Pair of Mitts
Norway House Cree
Pair of Mitts
1985
2006.44.4
Untitled (Spirit Figure)
Karoo Ashevak, Canadian Inuit, 1940 - 1974
Untitled (Spirit Figure)
about 1970-1974
2011.25.1
Untitled (Shaman)
Karoo Ashevak, Canadian Inuit, 1940 - 1974
Untitled (Shaman)
about 1970-1974
2011.25.2
Bird with Spread Wings
Seepee Ipellie, Canadian Inuit, 1940 - 2000
Bird with Spread Wings
1983
2011.64.15
Ayaya
Martha Ittulukatnak, Canadian Inuit, 1912 - 1981
Ayaya
1972
2011.64.16
Chasing Away an Evil Spirit Who Came When the People were Resting
Helen Kalvak, Canadian Inuit, 1901 - 1984
Chasing Away an Evil Spirit Who Came When the People were Resting
1972
2011.64.20
Untitled (Spirit Barges)
Jessie Oonark, Canadian Inuit, 1906 - 1985
Untitled (Spirit Barges)
about 1975
2011.64.25
The Great Hunter
Jessie Oonark, Canadian Inuit, 1906 - 1985
The Great Hunter
1975
2011.64.30
An Inuk Women Processing Sealskin
Abraham POV, Canadian Inuit, 1927 - 1994
An Inuk Women Processing Sealskin
1982
2011.64.35
Mini Coin Purse
Debbie McNeeley, Canadian (Sahtu Dene), born 1960's
Mini Coin Purse
about 2012
2012.54
Purse
Mabel Boniface, Canadian (Sahtu Dene), born 1961
Purse
2012
2012.55
A Woman Carrying A Butchered Animal
Davidiakluk Alasua Amittu, Canadian Inuit, 1910 - 1976
A Woman Carrying A Butchered Animal
about 1960
2014.17.10
Man in Parka Holding a Spear
Akeeaktashuk, Canadian Inuit, 1898 - 1954
Man in Parka Holding a Spear
about 1952
2014.17.11
Yua (Spirit) Mask with Fish, Feather and Flipper Appendages
Harry Oomyun Shavings, American (Yup'ik), 1909 - 1989
Yua (Spirit) Mask with Fish, Feather and Flipper Appendages
mid-20th century
2014.17.21
Untitled (Caribou Herd in a Winter Landscape)
George Twok Aden Ahgupuk, American (Iñupiaq), 1911 - 2001
Untitled (Caribou Herd in a Winter Landscape)
about 1950s
2014.17.4
Hoop Rattle
Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Hoop Rattle
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1960
Fishhook Decorated with an Ivory Seal
Alaska Native
Fishhook Decorated with an Ivory Seal
late 19th or early 20th century
29.58.7934
Child's Caribou Skin Parka
Tanana
Child's Caribou Skin Parka
collected 1929-1930
30.2.4598
Drum Beater
Tanana
Drum Beater
collected 1929-1930
30.2.4602
Birch Bark Container used to Carry Water and Berries
Tanana
Birch Bark Container used to Carry Water and Berries
collected 1929-1930
30.2.4621
Large Sheep Horn Spoon
Tanana
Large Sheep Horn Spoon
collected 1929-1930
30.2.4624
Miniature Model of Men's Clothing
Tanana
Miniature Model of Men's Clothing
collected 1929-1930
30.2.4630
Fur Trousers for Child
Gwich'in (Kutchin)
Fur Trousers for Child
collected 1933
33.2.4633
Fishhook made from Horn and Metal for Ice Fishing
Chandalar Kutchin
Fishhook made from Horn and Metal for Ice Fishing
collected 1933
33.2.4636
Gauntlet-type Gloves Beaded with a Floral Motif
Tanana
Gauntlet-type Gloves Beaded with a Floral Motif
collected 1929-1930
39.39.7650
Birch Bark Container
Koyukon (Athabascan, Athapaskan)
Birch Bark Container
collected late 19th-early 20th century
42.12.8507
Mask (Human Face)
Deg Hit'an Athabascan
Mask (Human Face)
collected 1903-1904
42.15.7802
Work Box
Yup'ik
Work Box
collected 1903-1904
42.15.7804
Moccasins
Northern Athabascan (Athapaskan)
Moccasins
collected 1903-1904
42.15.7805
Moosehide Gloves with Floral Beading, Bordered with Beaver Fur
Tanana
Moosehide Gloves with Floral Beading, Bordered with Beaver Fur
collected 1903-1904
42.15.7811
Moccasins (Dance Boots)
Gwich'in Dene (Athapaskan)
Moccasins (Dance Boots)
collected 1903-1904
42.15.7813
Horse Saddle Pad
Red River Metis
Horse Saddle Pad
about 1880
46.10.10783
Scrimshaw depicting a Steam Whaling Ship
Iñupiaq
Scrimshaw depicting a Steam Whaling Ship
collected 1905
46.17.14737
Flared Rim Basket with Handle
Aleksandra Kudrin Reinken, American (Unangax̂, Aleut), 1859/60 - 1909
Flared Rim Basket with Handle
collected 1905
46.17.9384
Basket
Tlingit or Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Basket
possibly early-mid 19th century
46.17.9394
Drill for a Bow Engraved with Scenes of Summer Camp, Drying Racks, Whale and Caribou Hunting
Iñupiaq
Drill for a Bow Engraved with Scenes of Summer Camp, Drying Racks, Whale and Caribou Hunting
possibly about 1850
46.17.9597
Seal Drag with a Carved and Engraved Handle Depicting a Seal
Iñupiaq
Seal Drag with a Carved and Engraved Handle Depicting a Seal
collected 1905
46.17.9651
Horn Ladle
Iñupiaq
Horn Ladle
collected 1905
46.17.9662
Ladle
Iñupiaq
Ladle
collected 1905
46.17.9663
Ivory Belt Fastener in the Shape of a Seal Head
Iñupiaq
Ivory Belt Fastener in the Shape of a Seal Head
collected 1905
46.17.9669
Women's Kick Ball used in the game
St. Lawrence Island Yupik
Women's Kick Ball used in the game "Okakak"
collected 1905
46.17.9670
Set of Five Polar Bears
Iñupiaq
Set of Five Polar Bears
collected 1905
46.17.9732
Child`s Bear Gut Parka
Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Child`s Bear Gut Parka
collected 1905
46.17.9801
Moccasins decorated with Blue Flower Beading
Elsie Johnson Isaac (Mrs. Albert Isaac), Canadian (Tutchone), 1883 - 1978
Moccasins decorated with Blue Flower Beading
1948
48.50.10970
Baby Cradle Wrapper
Copper Lillie
Baby Cradle Wrapper
collected 1948
48.50.10983
Beavertail type Snowshoes
Montagnais
Beavertail type Snowshoes
1949
50.17.12411
Bowl
Sugpiaq (Alutiiq), Eyak or Tlingit
Bowl
about 1890
50.42.12482
Pouch Made from Bird's Feet, Decorated with Dance Gloves with Down Trim on the front and a Pair of Boots...
possibly Yup'ik
Pouch Made from Bird's Feet, Decorated with Dance Gloves with Down Trim on the front and a Pair of Boots...
collected about 1903
50.42.12486
Bird Quill Belt with Leather Fringe, possibly a Baby Belt or Strap
Athabascan (Athapaskan)
Bird Quill Belt with Leather Fringe, possibly a Baby Belt or Strap
19th century
51.32.12856
Cup and Pin Game
Athabascan (Athapaskan)
Cup and Pin Game
collected late 19th-early 20th century
51.32.12857
Babiche Bag (Small Pouch of Netted Rawhide)
Athabascan (Athapaskan)
Babiche Bag (Small Pouch of Netted Rawhide)
collected late 19th-early 20th century
51.32.12858
Babiche Bag (Small Pouch of Netted Rawhide)
Athabascan (Athapaskan)
Babiche Bag (Small Pouch of Netted Rawhide)
collected late 19th-early 20th century
51.32.12859
Gun Case
Gwich'in (Kutchin)
Gun Case
1920
985.47.26571
Doll representing an Iñupiaq Woman Carrying a Child on her Back, Holding an Ulu and Dish
Effie Richards, American (Iñupiaq), 1893 - about 1955
Doll representing an Iñupiaq Woman Carrying a Child on her Back, Holding an Ulu and Dish
collected by 1954
987.35.26717
Dogs See the Spirits
Kenojuak Ashevak, Canadian Inuit, 1927 - 2013
Dogs See the Spirits
1960
PR.961.115
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