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
Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Hat
mid-19th century
13.1.586
Unangax̂ (Aleut)
Umiak Model
mid-19th century
13.1.590
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
13.1.591
Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Three-Hatch Kayak Model
mid-19th century
13.1.592
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
Jacket, part of a Girl's Costume made for Mona Jean Lloyd (Mollerup)
1945
157.14.13897
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)
1945
157.14.13898
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)
1945
157.14.13899
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)
1945
157.14.13900
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)
1945
157.14.13901
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
Second Scene from the Legend of Shokkoaluk and his Wife (Shokkoaluk is standing pushing his wife below...
1960
160.34.14537
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
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
Souvenir Model Dog Sled and Team
about 1897
164.21.15445
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
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Child's Doll
1400-1600, or ealier
164.21.15449
Skin Scraper
collected 1965
165.38.15682
Skin Scraper
collected 1965
165.38.15682
Sealskin bag
165.38.15756
Sealskin bag
165.38.15756
Model Dog Sled
collected 1948-1949
166.43.16126
Model Dog Sled
collected 1948-1949
166.43.16126
Drum
collected 1948-1957
166.43.16172
Drum
collected 1948-1957
166.43.16172
Oval Wood Sewing Box
collected 1948-1957
166.43.24024
Oval Wood Sewing Box
collected 1948-1957
166.43.24024
Boy Holding a Dog
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24433
Boy Holding a Dog
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24433
An Inuk Holding a Beluga Whale Tail and a Knife
1950s
168.94.24437
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
Small Figure with Movable Arms
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24450
Snow Goggles
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24455
Snow Goggles
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24455
Bone Marrow Spatula
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24467
Bone Marrow Spatula
collected 1953-1962
168.94.24467
Basket with Lid
about 1870
168.95.24525
Basket with Lid
about 1870
168.95.24525
Ivory Plate Armor (18 rectangular pieces)
collected about 1967
168.96.24541
Ivory Plate Armor (18 rectangular pieces)
collected about 1967
168.96.24541
Ice Scratcher
collected late 1930s
169.75.24830
Ice Scratcher
collected late 1930s
169.75.24830
Fish Skin Mittens
collected about 1940
169.75.24864
Fish Skin Mittens
collected about 1940
169.75.24864
Oval Shaped Bentwood Bowl with Floral Vegetal Design
collected about 1934-1941
169.75.24877
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
Stone Oil Lamp
collected about 1934-1941
169.75.24885
Ulu
19th century, collected late 1930s
169.75.24886
Ulu
19th century, collected late 1930s
169.75.24886
Cribbage Board with Deep Undercut Relief Sea Mammals
about 1920
169.75.24892
Cribbage Board with Deep Undercut Relief Sea Mammals
about 1920
169.75.24892
Harpoon Line with Attachments
collected late 1930s
169.75.24923
Harpoon Line with Attachments
collected late 1930s
169.75.24923
Boy's Parka
about 1920
174.2.25532
Boy's Parka
about 1920
174.2.25532
Gut Parka
mid-20th century
180.29.25951
Gut Parka
mid-20th century
180.29.25951
Skin Scraper
probably 19th century
181.2.26095
Skin Scraper
probably 19th century
181.2.26095
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Souvenir Model Kayak with Paddler and Equipment
1920-1940
2005.56
Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit)
Souvenir Model Kayak with Paddler and Equipment
1920-1940
2005.56
Untitled (Spirit Figure)
about 1970-1974
2011.25.1
Untitled (Spirit Figure)
about 1970-1974
2011.25.1
Untitled (Shaman)
about 1970-1974
2011.25.2
Untitled (Shaman)
about 1970-1974
2011.25.2
Bird with Spread Wings
1983
2011.64.15
Bird with Spread Wings
1983
2011.64.15
Ayaya
1972
2011.64.16
Ayaya
1972
2011.64.16
Chasing Away an Evil Spirit Who Came When the People were Resting
1972
2011.64.20
Chasing Away an Evil Spirit Who Came When the People were Resting
1972
2011.64.20
Untitled (Spirit Barges)
about 1975
2011.64.25
Untitled (Spirit Barges)
about 1975
2011.64.25
The Great Hunter
1975
2011.64.30
The Great Hunter
1975
2011.64.30
An Inuk Women Processing Sealskin
1982
2011.64.35
An Inuk Women Processing Sealskin
1982
2011.64.35
A Woman Carrying A Butchered Animal
about 1960
2014.17.10
A Woman Carrying A Butchered Animal
about 1960
2014.17.10