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Pipe bowl representing the spirit of Lituya Bay that transforms its drowned victims into bears  (Pipes and Smoking)  "1820-1860"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1820-1860

Materials:

Wood, brass, abalone/haliotis shell, brass nails

Techniques:

Carved, inlaid, rolled, soldered, nailed

Dimensions:

13.0 x 24.0 x 7.0 cm

Cultures:

American Indians, Native Americans, North America, Northern Northwest Coast, Northern Tlingit, Northwest Coast, Tlingit, Tlingit [Hoonah (Huna)]

Site Name:

Lituya Bay

County:

Sealaska Native Corporation

State:

Alaska

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Formerly owned by the chief of the T'akdeintaan (Sea Pigeon) clan of Hoonah; collected in 1888 by Lieutenant George T. Emmons (1852-1945, US Navy 1881-1899) from an abandoned house belonging to the chief; purchased by George Heye in 1906.

Source ID:

NMAI_9885

Catalog Number:

9205

Album Name:

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