Dog harness toggle/part

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probably Thule Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Junius Bird (Junius Bouton Bird), Non-Indian, 1907-1982
Peary Memorial Expedition (1932)
Expedition leader
Captain Robert A. Bartlett (Robert Abram Bartlett), Non-Indian, 1875-1946
Expedition sponsor
Arthur D. Norcross, Non-Indian, 1865-1969
Captain Robert A. Bartlett (Robert Abram Bartlett), Non-Indian, 1875-1946
Object Name
Dog harness toggle/part
Animal Bone
Carved, drilled
Object Type
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Midden A; Cape York; Qaanaaq Municipality (Thule, Qaanaap); Avannaa (North Greenland); Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat)
Geographical Areas
Eastern Arctic
Date created
probably AD 1400–1600
Collection History
Excavated by anthropologist Junius Bird (1907-1982) in 1932 during the Peary Memorial Expedition to erect a memorial to Commander Robert E. Peary (1856-1920) at Cape York, Greenland, led by Captain Robert A. Bartlett (1875-1946) and sponsored by members of the Peary family, Captain Bartlett, and Arthur D. Norcross (1865-1969, a publisher and nature philanthropist); items collected by Junius Bird during the expedition were deposited with MAI in 1932.
Catalog Number
See related items
Thule Tradition (archaeological culture)
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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