Fish Spear used in the Summer

Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit), South Greenland, Greenland, Eastern Arctic, Arctic

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collected 1938-1939

Wood, iron, nails, and leather

Overall: 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of George Murphy, Class of 1941

39.70.7894

Geography/Culture

North America, Greenland

Period

20th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Hunting and Fishing

Classification

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern

Not on view

Course History

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

Provenance

Collected by George Frost Murphy, Jr. (1918-2001, Class of 1941) on the McMillan Expedition, 1938-39; given to present collection, 1939.

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