Harpoon for large seals and Beluga whales (also called spear)

Iñupiaq or Yup‘ik, Western Arctic, Arctic

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19th century

Wood, bone, ivory, hide, and sinew

Overall: 66 7/16 × 1 in. (168.8 × 2.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Timothy Sample

54.71.13243

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Hunting and Fishing

Classification

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Western Arctic

Not on view

Provenance

Collected by Admiral George Dewey, USN (1837-1917) or collected by his nephew, Captain Theodore Dewey (1859-uknown); to his sister, Margaret Louis Dewey Howland (1875-1952); to her daughter, Sylvia Ann Howland Sample (1902-unkown); to her son, Timothy Sample, Norwich, Vermont; given to present collection, 1954.

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