Hunting float plug

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Culture/People
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)
Previous owner
Judge Nathan Bijur, Non-Indian, 1862-1930
Lilly Prochownick Bijur (Mrs. Nathan Bijur), Non-Indian, 1867-1944
Harry Bijur (Harry Ash Bijur), Non-Indian, 1887-1972
Madeline Bijur (Mrs. Harry Bijur), Non-Indian, 1901-1982
Seller
Harry Bijur (Harry Ash Bijur), Non-Indian, 1887-1972
Madeline Bijur (Mrs. Harry Bijur), Non-Indian, 1901-1982
Object Name
Hunting float plug
Media/Materials
Ivory
Techniques
Carved
Object Type
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place
Kotzebue Sound; NANA Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Judge Nathan Bijur (1862-1930); inherited by his widow Lilly Prochownick Bijur (1867-1944) and son Harry Ash Bijur (1887-1972); purchased by MAI from Harry Bijur and his wife Madeline Bijur (1901-1982) in 1946.
Catalog Number
20/8858
Barcode
208858.000
See related items
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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