Objects
Spear for hunting sea animals, early 19th century
Spear for hunting sea animals, early 19th century
Number
МАЭ № 536-25/1
Title
Spear for hunting sea animals
Ethnicity
Chugach
Date
early 19th century
Expedition
Russian circumnavigations and half round-the-world sea expeditions
Collectors-person
Material
wood, ivory, sinew, feather
Dimensions
length 89.5 cm, length from the top of the shaft to the winding 25 cm, diameter 1 cm, length of the point 2.6 cm
Annotation
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.
Corpus
Ethnography of America
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