Seal scratcher

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Culture/People
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]
Previous owner
M. C. Bruce, Non-Indian
Seller
M. C. Bruce, Non-Indian
Object Name
Seal scratcher
Media/Materials
Wood, seal claw/claws, sinew
Techniques
Perforated
Object Type
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place
Point Barrow; Arctic Slope Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Collection History
Collection history unknown; purchased by George Heye circa 1905 from M.C. Bruce (possibly Miner Bruce [1850-1919], an Alaskan fur trader and artifact dealer).
Catalog Number
6516
Barcode
006516.000
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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