Dagger (gwálaa)

Tlingit, Tongass Village, Alaska, Northwest Coast

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collected about 1887

Wood, steel, cord, leather, and abalone shell

Overall: 2 5/8 x 15 9/16 x 1 1/16 in. (6.7 x 39.5 x 2.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Acquired by exchange from the Museum of the American Indian, New York, New York

55.6.13252

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Armament: Edged

Classification

Native American

Native American: Northwest Coast

Not on view

Course History

NAS 37, ANTH 37, Alaska: American Dreams and Native Realities, Sergei Kan, Spring 2015

NAS 10, ANTH 4, Peoples and Cultures of Native North America, Sergei Kan, Winter 2015

NAS 10, ANTH 4, Peoples and Cultures of Native North America, Sergei Kan, Winter 2015

NAS 37, ANTH 47, Alaska: American Dreams and Native Realities, Sergei Kan, Winter 2014

ANTH 3, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Sienna Craig, Summer 2013

NAS 37, Alaska: American Dreams and Native Realities, Sergei Kan, Medeia Krisztina C. DeHass, Spring 2013

NAS 10, ANTH 4, Peoples and Cultures of Native North America, Sergei Kan, Winter 2013

NAS 10, ANTH 4, Peoples and Cultures of Native North America, Sergei Kan, Spring 2012

Exhibition History

Anthropology of Religion, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 48, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30-May 2, 2004.

The Art of the Northwest Coast, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 25/Native American Studies 49, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 25-May 18, 2003.

Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Peoples and Cultures of the Northwest Coast and Arctic Regions, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 22-October 14, 1990.

Publication History

[Northern, Tamara]. "Native American Art". Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, page 12 . (Published in conjunctionwith Gutman Gallery opening exhibition)

Provenance

Collected by George T. Emmons (1852-1945), Tongass, Alaska, about 1887; Museum of the American Indian (no. 9310), New York, New York; received in an exchange to the present collection, 1955.

Old Number

Museum of the American Indian: #9310

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