Seal harpoon

Date created
circa 1920
Culture/People
Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)
Expedition
MAI Tierra del Fuego Expedition (1924-1925) (Lothrop Tierra del Fuego Expedition)
Expedition leader
Samuel Kirkland Lothrop (S.K. Lothrop/SKL), Non-Indian, 1892-1965
Possible owner
Walter (unknown surname), Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)
William (unknown surname), Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)
Charley (unknown surname), Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)
Wits (unknown surname), Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)
Manuel (unknown surname), Qawasqar (Alacaluf)
Collection History
Collected from one of several Yámana individuals (Walter, William, Charley, Wits, or Manuel) in 1924 or 1925 during the MAI Tierra del Fuego Expedition, led by anthropologist Samuel K. Lothrop (1892-1965, MAI staff member).
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Place
Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego; Tierra del Fuego Province, Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Region XII; Argentina, Chile (inferred)
Archipelago
Tierra del Fuego Archipelago
Island Name
Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego
See related items
Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
On View
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Southern Cone/Patagonia
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
Catalog Number
14/2275
Barcode
142275.000
Object Type
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Native Term
awaía
Object Name
Seal harpoon
Media/Materials
Cypress, whale bone, hide thong/babiche, sinew, pigment/pigments
Techniques
Carved, wrapped, painted
Dimensions
310 x 6 x 5 cm
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6745ff7d3-9ece-46df-82b9-ef808fd0515c
Record ID
NMAI_153084