Gut Parka (Rain Coat)

Unangax̂ (Aleut) or Sugpiaq (Alutiiq), Western Arctic, Arctic

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mid-19th century

Gut (intestine, possibly brown bear) in vertical strips, decorated with red and green wool thread, and human hair

Overall: 48 1/4 in. (122.5 cm)

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

13.1.595

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Outerwear

Classification

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Western Arctic

Not on view

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 #13.27

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