Chugach. North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska. Early 19th century.

Collection MAE RAS: № 536-25/2
Image ID: 4086256
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Museum inventory number:
№ 536-25/2
Ethnicity:
Chugach
Geography:
North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska
Date:
early 19th century
Collector:
Lisyanskiy Yuri Fedorovich, the first Russian round-the-world sea captain, researcher of Russian America
Expedition:
Russian circumnavigations and half round-the-world sea expeditions
Materials:
wood, ivory, sinew, feather, caribou antler
Dimensions:
length 92.3 cm, length from the top of the shaft to the winding 30.5 cm, diameter 0.9 cm, length of the point 1.9 cm.
Commentation:
The basic types of arrows which the Chugach used for hunting sea animals and the light harpoons which the Kodiak Alutiit used have been documented: we know who collected them, when they were collected and the people from whom they were obtained. For hunting otters and seals the Chugach mainly used bows and arrows and the Kodiak Alutiiq light harpoons launched with the aid of throwing boards.
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