Old Caribou Hunters

Luke Anguhadluq, Inuit / Canadian, 1895 - 1982
Canadian Inuit
Central Arctic



Stencil on paper


Overall: 21 × 26 in. (53.3 × 66 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Jane and Raphael Bernstein



Margaret Toodlik Amarook


Sanavik Cooperative, Baker Lake (Qamanittuaq)


Place Made: Qamanittuaq (Baker Lake), Canada, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern


Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, lower left to right: Old Caribou Hunters 19/55 ANGUHADLUG / M. AMAROOK; on reverse: inscribed, lower left, in graphite: 3-80; lower right: embossed, blind stamp [Baker Lake chop]


In the image above, Luke Anguhadluq makes skillful use of negative space to illustrate an Inuit technique of building a saputi, or stone weir in a river. A group of individuals have built a saputi using a circle of stones to divert fish into a small pond where they use kakivat, or three-pronged spears, to capture the fish. In the image below, Anguhadluq depicts two men using bows and arrows to hunt caribou. Like Jessie Oonark in her image of this subject on the opposite wall, Anguhadluq uses the same colors in his depictions of both the hunters and the caribou, demonstrating a connection between the human and nonhuman beings.

From the 2021 exhibition A Legacy for Learning: The Jane and Raphael Bernstein Collection, curated by Jami C. Powell, Curator of Indigenous Art; Katherine W. Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. & Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming; John R. Stomberg Ph.D, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director; Jessica Hong, Associate Curator of Global Contemporary Art; and Melissa McCormick, Professor of Japanese Art and Culture at Harvard University

Course History

NAS 30.21, Native American Art and Material, Jami Powell, Spring 2020

Exhibition History

Inuit Art

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Legacy for Learning: The Jane and Raphael Bernstein Collection, Class of 1967 Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 4, 2021–February 6, 2022.

Publication History

John R. Stomberg, A Legacy for Learning: The Jane and Raphael Bernstein collection; Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, 2021, listed p.99.

Published References

Sanavik Co-Operative Baker Lake 1980, Prints, Baker Lake, Northwest Territories: Sanavik Cooperative, 1980, catalogue no. 3 [Artist: Anguhadluq / Printer: M. Amarook]


The Guild Shop, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; sold to Jane and Raphael Bernstein, Ridgewood, New Jersey, September 13, 1983; lent to present collection, 2011; given to present collection, 2013.

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