Harpoon and Thrower (3 parts) used to Hunt Seals from a Kayak

Unidentified Inughuit (North Greenlandic Inuit) maker, Eastern Arctic, Arctic

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1920s

Driftwood, walrus ivory, hide, and iron

Overall: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)

Overall: 86 13/16 × 1 3/8 in. (220.5 × 3.5 cm)

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

39.70.7903

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

Arctic Health Conference Viewing, Winter 2020

ANTH 05, Introduction to Archaeology, Nathaniel Kitchel, Summer 2019

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

ENGS 2, Integrated Design: Engineering, Architecture, and Building Technology, Jack Wilson, Vicki May, Winter 2015

ENGS 2, Integrated Design: Engineering, Architecture, and Building Technology, Jack Wilson, Vicki May, Winter 2015

ENGS 2, Integrated Design: Engineering, Architecture, and Building Technology, Jack Wilson, Vicki May, Winter 2015

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

ANTH 11, NAS 11, Ancient Native Americans, Deborah Nichols, William Fitzhugh, Winter 2013

ENVS 80, BIOL 148, Polar Science, Policy, and Ethics, Ross Virginia, Spring 2012

Exhibition History

Thin Ice: Inuit Traditions within a Changing Environment, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, Juanuary 27-May 13,2007.

Peoples and Cultures of the Plains, Northwest Coast, and Arctic Region, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Native American Studies 21 / Anthropology 40, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 30-December 20, 1992.

Peoples and Cultures of the Northwest Coast and Arctic Regions, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 22-October 14, 1990.

Arctic Day, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, Vermont, February 18-21, 1994.

Arctic Day, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, Vermont, February 15-16, 1993.

Arctic Day, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, Vermont, February 14-18, 1992.

Arctic Day, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, Vermont, February 1-4, 1991.

Publication History

Nicole Stuckenberger, Thin Ice: Inuit Traditions within a Changing Environment, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 73, no.49.

Provenance

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

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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