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.

Piction collections thumbnails

Hunting Bag (also called Work Bag)
about 1850
13.1.581
Hat
mid-19th century
13.1.586
Umiak Model
mid-19th century
13.1.590
Three-Hatch Kayak Model
mid-19th century
13.1.591
Three-Hatch Kayak Model
mid-19th century
13.1.592
Gut Parka (Rain Coat)
mid-19th century
13.1.595
Unidentified Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit) maker
Jacket, part of a Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13897
Unidentified Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit) maker
Pants, part of Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13898
Unidentified Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit) maker
Red Wrist Bands, part of Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13899
Unidentified Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit) maker
Jacket Blouse, part of a Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13900
Unidentified Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit) maker
Girl's Boots, Part of a Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13901
Unidentified Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit) maker
Souvenir Model Umiak with Four Women, One Man, a Dog, and Camp Equipment
early-mid-20th century
159.9.14387
Unidentified Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit) maker
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...
1960
160.34.14537
Double Ended Comb
Archaeological
163.53.15383
Unidentified Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit) maker
Men's Double-Thumbed Sealskin Mittens
1897
164.21.15432
Unidentified Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit) maker
Souvenir Model Dog Sled and Team
about 1897
164.21.15445
Unidentified Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit) maker
Child's Doll
1400-1600, or ealier
164.21.15449
Skin Scraper
collected 1965
165.38.15682
Sealskin bag
165.38.15756
Model Dog Sled
collected 1948-1949
166.43.16126
Drum
collected 1948-1957
166.43.16172
Oval Wood Sewing Box
collected 1948-1957
166.43.24024
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
1950s
168.94.24437
Small Figure with Movable Arms
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24450
Snow Goggles
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24455
Bone Marrow Spatula
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24467
Basket with Lid
about 1870
168.95.24525
Ivory Plate Armor (18 rectangular pieces)
collected about 1967
168.96.24541
Ice Scratcher
collected late 1930s
169.75.24830
Fish Skin Mittens
collected about 1940
169.75.24864
Oval Shaped Bentwood Bowl with Floral Vegetal Design
collected about 1934-1941
169.75.24877
Stone Oil Lamp
collected about 1934-1941
169.75.24885
Ulu
19th century, collected late 1930s
169.75.24886
Cribbage Board with Deep Undercut Relief Sea Mammals
about 1920
169.75.24892
Harpoon Line with Attachments
collected late 1930s
169.75.24923
Boy's Parka
about 1920
174.2.25532
Gut Parka
mid-20th century
180.29.25951
Skin Scraper
probably 19th century
181.2.26095
Unidentified Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit) maker
Souvenir Model Kayak with Paddler and Equipment
1920-1940
2005.56
Untitled (Spirit Figure)
about 1970-1974
2011.25.1
Untitled (Shaman)
about 1970-1974
2011.25.2
Bird with Spread Wings
1983
2011.64.15
Ayaya
1972
2011.64.16
Chasing Away an Evil Spirit Who Came When the People were Resting
1972
2011.64.20
Untitled (Spirit Barges)
about 1975
2011.64.25
The Great Hunter
1975
2011.64.30
An Inuk Women Processing Sealskin
1982
2011.64.35
A Woman Carrying A Butchered Animal
about 1960
2014.17.10
Man in Parka Holding a Spear
about 1952
2014.17.11
Man in Parka Holding a Spear
about 1952
2014.17.11
Yua (Spirit) Mask with Fish, Feather and Flipper Appendages
mid-20th century
2014.17.21
Untitled (Caribou Herd in a Winter Landscape)
about 1950s
2014.17.4
Hoop Rattle
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1960
Fishhook Decorated with an Ivory Seal
late 19th or early 20th century
29.58.7934
Work Box
collected 1903-1904
42.15.7804
Scrimshaw depicting a Steam Whaling Ship
collected 1905
46.17.14737
Flared Rim Basket with Handle
collected 1905
46.17.9384
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
possibly about 1850
46.17.9597
Seal Drag with a Carved and Engraved Handle Depicting a Seal
collected 1905
46.17.9651
Horn Ladle
collected 1905
46.17.9662
Ladle
collected 1905
46.17.9663
Ivory Belt Fastener in the Shape of a Seal Head
collected 1905
46.17.9669
Women's Kick Ball used in the game "Okakak"
collected 1905
46.17.9670
Set of Five Polar Bears
collected 1905
46.17.9732
Child`s Bear Gut Parka
collected 1905
46.17.9801
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...
collected about 1903
50.42.12486
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
1960
pr.961.115
probably Charlie Sivuarapik, Canadian Inuit, 1911 - 1968
Two Hunters Carrying a Seal
about 1957
s.957.27
probably Charlie Sivuarapik, Canadian Inuit, 1911 - 1968
Two Hunters Carrying a Seal
about 1957
s.957.27