Hunting Bag (also called Work Bag)

Sugpiaq (Alutiiq), Western Arctic, Arctic

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about 1850

Hide, gut [sea mammal inner membrane (intestine, throat, etc.)], cotton trade cloth, sinew, Wild rye grass (Elyleymus aleuticus), wool thread, vermilion, ground spectacular hematite, dye, thread, sinew handle, caribou hair

Overall: 6 7/8 × 5 9/16 × 22 5/8 in. (17.5 × 14.2 × 57.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Captain Worthen Hall and Polly D. Lovewell Hall

13.1.581

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Bag

Classification

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Western Arctic

Not on view

Inscription

Paper label with bag: "Tobacco bag of seal entrails, Kodiak, Alaska

Course History

NAS 10, ANTH 4, Peoples and Cultures of Native North America, Sergei Kan, Winter 2015

NAS 10, ANTH 4, Peoples and Cultures of Native North America, Sergei Kan, Winter 2015

NAS 37, Alaska: American Dreams and Native Realities, Sergei Kan, Medeia Krisztina C. DeHass, Spring 2013

NAS 10, ANTH 4, Peoples and Cultures of Native North America, Sergei Kan, Winter 2013

Exhibition History

Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8, 2011-March 12, 2012.

Publication History

George P. Horse Capture, Sr., Joe D. Horse Capture, Joseph M. Sanchez, et al., Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2011, ill. on p. 84 and p. 137, no. 2.

Provenance

Source unknown, in the Dartmouth College Museum collection by the late 19th century; probably collected by the Whaling Captain Worthen Hall (1802-1887), Croydon, New Hampshire [who sailed with his wife Polly D. Lovewell Hall (1807-1886) and his daughter], in the northwest Pacific between 1848-1855; given to his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hall Hubbard (1849-about 1889), Croydon, New Hampshire [to be credited as a gift from her parents]; bequeathed to present collection, 1889; catalogued, 1913.

Old Number

Red #13.11

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