Bolas for Catching Birds

Iñupiaq, St. Lawrence Island Yupik, Yup'ik, Sugpiaq (Alutiiq) or Unangax̂ (Aleut)
Western Arctic


Ivory, sinew, and grass

Overall: 23 5/8 in. (60 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alexis Chapman Proctor, Class of 1918



Place Made: St. Lawrence Island, United States, North America

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Hunting and Fishing

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Western Arctic

Not on view

Course History

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


Possibly collected by Frank Proctor (1856-1924, Dartmouth Class of 1878), Franklin, New Hampshire or another family member; Alexis Chapman Proctor (1895-1979, Dartmouth Class of 1918), Franklin, New Hampshire; given to present collection, 1949.

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