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Kayak

Museum number:
2-39745
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.2112
Object count:
1
Count note:
1
Description:
Made of walrus hide and wood. "Old style" according to John Heath 1965.
Donor:
Richard Fong
Collection place:
King Island, Unknown Borough, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; King Island
Culture or time period:
Bering Straight Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
April 1966
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.4 Transportation
Accession date:
1966
Context of use:
This kayak was supposedly confiscated from an elderly Eskimo who violated hunting regulation.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
width 68 pounds, 458.5 centimeters, 60.2 centimeters, and 25 centimeters
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