Men's Waterproof Mittens Used While Hunting in a Kayak

Unidentified Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit) maker
Eastern Arctic



Seal skin, rawhide, and bone clasp

Overall: 14 3/16 in. (36 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. William Stickney, Class of 1900W



Place Made: Greenland, North America


19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Outerwear

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern

Not on view

Course History

ENVS 15, Environmental Issues: Earth's Cold Region, Spring 2019

Exhibition History

Montshire Museum of Science Exhibition


Collected by William Stickney, Class of 1900 (1878-1924), as a member [as a Dartmouth student] of Robert E. Peary's 1897 Arctic Expedition, 1897; to his wife, Jean Aiken Stickney (1886-unknown), Rutland, Vermont, at the time of his death in 1924; given to present collection, 1964.

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