Single-Bladed Kayak Paddle

Yup'ik, Western Arctic, Arctic

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about 1894

Wood

Overall: 54 5/8 × 4 1/4 in. (138.7 × 10.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the Smithsonian Institution

47.30.10864B

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Transportation: Water

Classification

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Western Arctic

Not on view

Inscription

Carved into one side of the blade is "P.J.K." written on handle is "Nunivak I. 160.341 ALASKA"

Provenance

Henry Bates Williams (1907-1987), Dartmouth Professor of English and Drama; given to present collection, 1947. Possibly collected by Captain Joseph W. Collins (1839-1904), Nunivak Island, Alaska, 1894; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; given to present collection, 1947.

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