Engraved Silver Mounted Ivory Tusk

Rudolph Walton (Kaawootk' or Aak'wtaatseen), Tlingit / American, 1867 - 1951
Northwest Coast


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Ivory, tusk, and silver

Overall: 11 7/16 × 1 7/8 × 1 1/8 in. (29 × 4.8 × 2.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Warren Prosser Smith, Class of 1913



Place Made: Sitka, United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Decorative Object

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Northwest Coast

Not on view


On Back: "Sitka 1897"

Course History

ANTH 3, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Sienna Craig, Summer 2013


Collected by Caldwell W. Tuttle (1842-1919), Commissioner of Sitka, Alaska, 1897-1900; to his nephew Warren Prosser Smith, Dartmouth Class of 1913 (1890-1971) New York, New York; given to present collection, 1969. (donation arranged through the donor's daughter Joan Paris Smith Rath (1916-1979).

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