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Story knife with bird-shaped handle; used to draw lines in snow or mud to illustrate girls' stories  (Games, Toys, Gambling)  "circa 1880"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1870-1890

Materials:

Ivory, pigment/pigments

Techniques:

Carved, incised

Dimensions:

25.9 x 3.7 x 0.6 cm

Cultures:

American Indians, Arctic, Native Americans, North America, Western Arctic, Yup'ik (Yupik Eskimo)

Site Name:

Togiak River

County:

Bristol Bay Native Corporation

State:

Alaska

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Collected between 1880 and 1886 by Captain Samuel Applegate (1854-ca. 1925, of the US Signal Corps schooner "Nellie Juan"); acquired by the US National Museum (later the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History) in 1886; acquired by George Heye through an exchange with the US National Museum in 1908.

Source ID:

NMAI_21622

Catalog Number:

2/419

Album Name:

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