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

Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Hunting Bag (also called Work Bag)
about 1850
13.1.581
Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Hunting Bag (also called Work Bag)
about 1850
13.1.581
Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Hat
mid-19th century
13.1.586
Unangax̂ (Aleut)
Umiak Model
mid-19th century
13.1.590
Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Three-Hatch Kayak Model
mid-19th century
13.1.591
Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Three-Hatch Kayak Model
mid-19th century
13.1.592
Unangax̂ (Aleut) or Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Gut Parka (Rain Coat)
mid-19th century
13.1.595
Unangax̂ (Aleut) or Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Gut Parka (Rain Coat)
mid-19th century
13.1.595
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Jacket, part of a Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13897
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Jacket, part of a Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13897
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Pants, part of Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13898
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Red Wrist Bands, part of Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13899
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Jacket Blouse, part of a Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13900
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Girl's Boots, Part of a Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13901
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Souvenir Model Umiak with Four Women, One Man, a Dog, and Camp Equipment
early-mid-20th century
159.9.14387
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Souvenir Model Umiak with Four Women, One Man, a Dog, and Camp Equipment
early-mid-20th century
159.9.14387
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Souvenir Model Kayak with Paddler and Seal Hunting Equipment
collected 1935-1940
159.9.14390
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Souvenir Model Kayak with Paddler and Seal Hunting Equipment
collected 1935-1940
159.9.14390
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
Iñupiaq
Double Ended Comb
Archaeological
163.53.15383
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Men's Double-Thumbed Sealskin Mittens
1897
164.21.15432
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Men's Double-Thumbed Sealskin Mittens
1897
164.21.15432
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Souvenir Model Dog Sled and Team
about 1897
164.21.15445
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Child's Doll
1400-1600, or ealier
164.21.15449
Kitlinermiut (Copper Inuit)
Skin Scraper
collected 1965
165.38.15682
Kitlinermiut (Copper Inuit)
Sealskin bag
165.38.15756
Edward Kayoukluk, American / Iñupiaq, 1915-1983
Model Dog Sled
collected 1948-1949
166.43.16126
Abraham (Okilook) Lincoln, American / Iñupiaq, about 1885-1963
Drum
collected 1948-1957
166.43.16172
Iñupiaq
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
Twamie Okaitok, Canadian / Inuit, 1900 - 1963
An Inuk Holding a Beluga Whale Tail and a Knife
1950s
168.94.24437
Kitlinermiut (Copper Inuit)
Small Figure with Movable Arms
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24450
Kitlinermiut (Copper Inuit)
Snow Goggles
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24455
Kitlinermiut (Copper Inuit)
Bone Marrow Spatula
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24467
Unangax̂ (Aleut) or Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Basket with Lid
about 1870
168.95.24525
Iñupiaq
Ivory Plate Armor (18 rectangular pieces)
collected about 1967
168.96.24541
Iñupiaq or Yup'ik
Ice Scratcher
collected late 1930s
169.75.24830
Iñupiaq or Yup'ik
Ice Scratcher
collected late 1930s
169.75.24830
Unangax̂ (Aleut)
Fish Skin Mittens
collected about 1940
169.75.24864
Unangax̂ (Aleut)
Fish Skin Mittens
collected about 1940
169.75.24864
Yup'ik
Oval Shaped Bentwood Bowl with Floral Vegetal Design
collected about 1934-1941
169.75.24877
Yup'ik
Oval Shaped Bentwood Bowl with Floral Vegetal Design
collected about 1934-1941
169.75.24877
Iñupiaq or Yup'ik
Stone Oil Lamp
collected about 1934-1941
169.75.24885
Iñupiaq or Yup'ik
Ulu
19th century, collected late 1930s
169.75.24886
Iñupiaq or Yup'ik
Ulu
19th century, collected late 1930s
169.75.24886
Yup'ik
Cribbage Board with Deep Undercut Relief Sea Mammals
about 1920
169.75.24892
Yup'ik
Cribbage Board with Deep Undercut Relief Sea Mammals
about 1920
169.75.24892
Yup'ik
Cribbage Board with Deep Undercut Relief Sea Mammals
about 1920
169.75.24892
Yup'ik
Cribbage Board with Deep Undercut Relief Sea Mammals
about 1920
169.75.24892
Yup'ik
Cribbage Board with Deep Undercut Relief Sea Mammals
about 1920
169.75.24892
Yup'ik
Cribbage Board with Deep Undercut Relief Sea Mammals
about 1920
169.75.24892
Yup'ik
Cribbage Board with Deep Undercut Relief Sea Mammals
about 1920
169.75.24892
Yup'ik
Cribbage Board with Deep Undercut Relief Sea Mammals
about 1920
169.75.24892
Iñupiaq or Yup'ik
Harpoon Line with Attachments
collected late 1930s
169.75.24923
Inuvialuit
Boy's Parka
about 1920
174.2.25532
Yup'ik
Gut Parka
mid-20th century
180.29.25951
Yup'ik
Gut Parka
mid-20th century
180.29.25951
Yup'ik
Gut Parka
mid-20th century
180.29.25951
Iñupiaq
Skin Scraper
probably 19th century
181.2.26095
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Souvenir Model Kayak with Paddler and Equipment
1920-1940
2005.56
Karoo Ashevak, Canadian / Inuit, 1940 - 1974
Untitled (Spirit Figure)
about 1970-1974
2011.25.1
Karoo Ashevak, Canadian / Inuit, 1940 - 1974
Untitled (Spirit Figure)
about 1970-1974
2011.25.1
Karoo Ashevak, Canadian / Inuit, 1940 - 1974
Untitled (Shaman)
about 1970-1974
2011.25.2
Seepee Ipellie, Canadian / Inuit, 1940 - 2000
Bird with Spread Wings
1983
2011.64.15
Martha Ittulukatnak, Canadian / Inuit, 1912 - 1981
Ayaya
1972
2011.64.16
Martha Ittulukatnak, Canadian / Inuit, 1912 - 1981
Ayaya
1972
2011.64.16
Helen Kalvak, Canadian / Inuit, 1901 - 1984
Chasing Away an Evil Spirit Who Came When the People were Resting
1972
2011.64.20
Jessie Oonark, Canadian / Inuit, 1906 - 1985
Untitled (Spirit Barges)
about 1975
2011.64.25
Jessie Oonark, Canadian / Inuit, 1906 - 1985
The Great Hunter
1975
2011.64.30
Abraham POV, Canadian / Inuit, 1927 - 1994
An Inuk Women Processing Sealskin
1982
2011.64.35
Davidiakluk Alasua Amittu, Canadian / Inuit, 1910 - 1976
A Woman Carrying A Butchered Animal
about 1960
2014.17.10
Akeeaktashuk, Canadian / Inuit, 1898 - 1954
Man in Parka Holding a Spear
about 1952
2014.17.11
Akeeaktashuk, Canadian / Inuit, 1898 - 1954
Man in Parka Holding a Spear
about 1952
2014.17.11
Akeeaktashuk, Canadian / Inuit, 1898 - 1954
Man in Parka Holding a Spear
about 1952
2014.17.11
Akeeaktashuk, Canadian / Inuit, 1898 - 1954
Man in Parka Holding a Spear
about 1952
2014.17.11
Akeeaktashuk, Canadian / Inuit, 1898 - 1954
Man in Parka Holding a Spear
about 1952
2014.17.11
Akeeaktashuk, Canadian / Inuit, 1898 - 1954
Man in Parka Holding a Spear
about 1952
2014.17.11
Akeeaktashuk, Canadian / Inuit, 1898 - 1954
Man in Parka Holding a Spear
about 1952
2014.17.11
Harry Oomyun Shavings, American / Yup'ik, 1909 - 1989
Yua (Spirit) Mask with Fish, Feather and Flipper Appendages
mid-20th century
2014.17.21
George Twok Aden Ahgupuk, American / Iñupiaq, 1911 - 2001
Untitled (Caribou Herd in a Winter Landscape)
about 1950s
2014.17.4
Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Hoop Rattle
collected 1820-1860
22.3.1960
Unknown people (Alaska Native)
Fishhook Decorated with an Ivory Seal
late 19th or early 20th century
29.58.7934
Yup'ik
Work Box
collected 1903-1904
42.15.7804
Yup'ik
Work Box
collected 1903-1904
42.15.7804
Yup'ik
Work Box
collected 1903-1904
42.15.7804
Yup'ik
Work Box
collected 1903-1904
42.15.7804
Iñupiaq
Scrimshaw depicting a Steam Whaling Ship
collected 1905
46.17.14737
Iñupiaq
Scrimshaw depicting a Steam Whaling Ship
collected 1905
46.17.14737
Aleksandra Kudrin Reinken, Unangax^, 1859/60 - 1909
Flared Rim Basket with Handle
collected 1905
46.17.9384
Tlingit or Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Basket
possibly early-mid 19th century
46.17.9394
Tlingit or Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Basket
possibly early-mid 19th century
46.17.9394
Iñupiaq
Drill for a Bow Engraved with Scenes of Summer Camp, Drying Racks, Whale and Caribou Hunting
possibly about 1850
46.17.9597
Iñupiaq
Seal Drag with a Carved and Engraved Handle Depicting a Seal
collected 1905
46.17.9651
Iñupiaq
Horn Ladle
collected 1905
46.17.9662
Iñupiaq
Horn Ladle
collected 1905
46.17.9662
Iñupiaq
Horn Ladle
collected 1905
46.17.9662
Iñupiaq
Ladle
collected 1905
46.17.9663
Iñupiaq
Ladle
collected 1905
46.17.9663
Iñupiaq
Ivory Belt Fastener in the Shape of a Seal Head
collected 1905
46.17.9669
St. Lawrence Island Yupik
Women's Kick Ball used in the game "Okakak"
collected 1905
46.17.9670