Cribbage Board depicting a Bear Poking his Head up from an Ice Hole and a Fish; on the reverse, a Hunter in a Kayak Hunting a Whale

Western Arctic


early 20th century

Walrus ivory, black pigment

Overall: 12 5/8 × 1 5/16 × 15/16 in. (32 × 3.3 × 2.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Lt. Col. Joseph W. A. Whitehorne III



Place Made: Nome, United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Recreational Artifacts: Game

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Western Arctic

Not on view


Acquired from the son [85 years old at the time] of a trader for the Russian American Trading Company, Nome, Alaska, possibly about 1953; sold to Lt. Col. Joseph W. A. Whitehorne III (1917-1990), Dartmouth ROTC, Thetford Center, Vermont, possibly about 1953; given to present collection, 1960.

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