Fishing Spear or Leister

Canadian Inuit, Eastern Arctic, Arctic

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19th century, collected 1920-1930

Wood, caribu bone, and leather

Overall: 18 1/4 in. (46.3 cm)

Overall: 9/16 in. (1.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Robert O. Fernald, Class of 1936

158.25.14219

Geography/Culture

North America, Canada

Period

19th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Hunting and Fishing

Classification

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern

Not on view

Course History

Arctic Health Conference Viewing, Winter 2020

Exhibition History

Tradition and Transformation: Twentieth Century Inuit Art from the Collection of the Hood Museum of Art, Gene Y. Kin Class of 1985 Gallery, Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 22, 2014-December 6, 2015.

Peoples and Cultures of the Northwest Coast and Arctic Regions, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 22-October 14, 1990.

Montshire Museum of Science Exhibition, Norwich, Vermont.

Provenance

Collected by Dr. Adelbert W. Fernald (1871-1958) on the 1929 and 1930 MacMillan Expeditions to Baffin Island and Labrador, given to his son Robert Osborn Fernald (1914-2003, Class of 1936), Punta Gorda, Florida; given to present collection, 1958.

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