Bag made of Seal or Sea Lion Gut, with a silk draw string, decorated with silk thread and white feathers

Unangax̂ (Aleut), Pribilof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, Western Arctic, Arctic

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collected 1905

Seal or seal lion gut (intestine), sea duck feathers, silk thread decoration and trim on the triangular patterned opening

Overall: 10 13/16 x 12 5/8 in. (27.5 x 32 cm)

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

46.17.9799

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Bag

Classification

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Western Arctic

Not on view

Course History

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

Provenance

Collected by Captain Oscar C. Hamlet (1848-1916) [Captain of the Cutter Bear, the ship the Churchill's travelled on in Alaska]; given to Clara G. Corser Turner Churchill (1851-1945) and Frank Carroll Churchill (1850-1912), Pribilof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, probably 1905; bequeathed to present collection, 1946.

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