Firestarting steel

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Culture/People
Selk'nam (Ona)
Collector
Charles W. Furlong (Charles Wellington Furlong), Non-Indian, 1874-1967
Previous owner
Charles W. Furlong (Charles Wellington Furlong), Non-Indian, 1874-1967
Seller
Charles W. Furlong (Charles Wellington Furlong), Non-Indian, 1874-1967
Object Name
Firestarting steel
Media/Materials
Stone
Techniques
Unmodified
Object Type
Tools and Equipment (General)
Place
Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego; Tierra del Fuego Province, Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Region XII; Argentina, Chile
Archipelago
Tierra del Fuego Archipelago
Island Name
Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego
Collection History
Collected in 1907 or 1908 by American explorer, writer, artist, and photographer Charles Wellington Furlong (1874-1967) during his expeditions to Tierra del Fuego; purchased by MAI from Charles Furlong in 1916.
Catalog Number
5/8558
Barcode
058558.000
See related items
Selk'nam (Ona)
Tools and Equipment (General)
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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