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Mukluks

Museum number:
2-2973a,b
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21022973a@2cb
Alternate number:
12 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.26
Object count:
2
Description:
Legs made from seal skin. Soles from the hide of the walrus or big bull seal.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Cape Prince of Wales, Coast of Bering Strait, Bering Strait
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Bering Strait; Cape Prince of Wales
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
H. H. Cushing
Collection date:
1901
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
December 16, 1902
Context of use:
For a child. "Made by the natives at Cape Prince of Wales and used by them entirely. They are waterproof...The miners are using them now".
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Comment:
Called "oogrook" (walrus or big bull seal) the latter is the best, weighs 900 lbs." Miners using them now and "has run up the prices two and three hundred percent.
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