Spear point

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Culture/People
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]
Previous owner
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956
Lender
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956
Seller
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956
Object Name
Spear point
Media/Materials
Ivory, iron point, hide
Techniques
Carved
Object Type
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place
Point Barrow; Arctic Slope Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Joseph W. Keppler (1872-1956, a long-time friend of George Heye); lent to MAI by Joseph Keppler in 1945; purchased by MAI from Joseph Keppler in 1947.
Catalog Number
20/6964
Barcode
206964.000
See related items
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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