• Culture/People:

    probably Yup'ik (Yupik Eskimo) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Parka of dog-salmon skin

  • Native term:

    qasperrluk

  • Date created:

    circa 1910

  • Place:

    Mouth of Yukon River; Yukon River; Calista Native Corporation; Alaska; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Fish skin, sinew, hide, grass

  • Techniques:

    Sewn

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; probably collected by A.H. Twitchell (1872-1949, a Bethel, Alaska storekeeper); acquired by MAI in 1919.

  • Dimensions:

    110 x 94 x 20 cm

  • Catalog number:

    9/7029

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the Yup’ik exhibit in the "Our Universes" gallery on the 4th floor

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