Lining of a Seal's Throat used for Making Waterproof Garments

Unangax̂ (Aleut) or Sugpiaq (Alutiiq), Bering Sea, Alaska, Western Arctic, Arctic

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collected 1905

Seal esophagus

Overall: 11 7/16 x 3 15/16 in. (29 x 10 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Bequest of Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill

46.17.9795

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Animal Remains

Classification

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Western Arctic

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in ink: Throat of the / Seal / Used for Raincoats / Alaska.

Provenance

Clara G. Corser Turner Churchill (1851-1945) and Frank Carroll Churchill (1850-1912), Bering Sea, Alaska, probably 1905; bequeathed to present collection, 1946.

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