Birch Bark Container used to Carry Water and Berries

Tanana, Dene (Athabascan), Alaska, Subarctic

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collected 1929-1930

Birch bark, vegetable fiber, and leather

Overall: 7 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 8 1/4 x 9 13/16 in. (19 x 15 x 21 x 25 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Professor Robert A. McKennan, Class of 1925

30.2.4621

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Processing

Classification

Native American

Native American: Subarctic

Not on view

Course History

NAS 37, ANTH 37, Alaska: American Dreams and Native Realities, Sergei Kan, Spring 2015

ANTH 12.11, NAS 30, Arctic Crossroads: Its Peoples, Cultures, and History, William Fitzhugh, Winter 2015

ANTH 12.11, NAS 30, Arctic Crossroads: Its Peoples, Cultures, and History, William Fitzhugh, Winter 2015

NAS 37, ANTH 47, Alaska: American Dreams and Native Realities, Sergei Kan, Winter 2014

NAS 37, Alaska: American Dreams and Native Realities, Sergei Kan, Medeia Krisztina C. DeHass, Spring 2013

Publication History

Robert A. McKennan, The Upper Tanana Indians, Yale University Publications in Anthropology, Number 55, New Haven: Department of Anthropology, Yale University, 1959, p. 43, fig. 3E.

Provenance

Collected by Professor Robert Addison McKennan [Dartmouth Class of 1925, 1903-1982) [during his field research studying the Tanana and Chandalar people of the Upper Tanana River, Alaska], 1929-1930; given to present collection, 1930.

Old Number

Red No. 30.24

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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