Harpoon head

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Culture/People
probably Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) (archaeological) (attributed)
Collector
Farrar Burn, Non-Indian, 1888-1974
June Burn (Inez June Chandler Burn/Mrs. Farrar Burn), Non-Indian, 1893-1969
Previous owner
Farrar Burn, Non-Indian, 1888-1974
June Burn (Inez June Chandler Burn/Mrs. Farrar Burn), Non-Indian, 1893-1969
Seller
Farrar Burn, Non-Indian, 1888-1974
Object Name
Harpoon head
Media/Materials
Animal Bone
Techniques
Carved, drilled, notched
Object Type
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place
Old house site; Saint Lawrence Island; Bering Straits Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago
Bering Sea Islands
Island Name
Saint Lawrence Island
Date created
probably AD 1600–1900
Collection History
Collected by Farrar Burn (1888-1974) and his wife June Chandler Burn (1893-1969) between 1920 and 1921 when they taught in a school on Saint Lawrence Island; purchased by MAI from Farrar Burn in 1923.
Catalog Number
11/6777
Barcode
116777.000
See related items
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) (archaeological)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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