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Donor Name:
Bernard R. Ross  Search this
Length - Object:
24.5 cm
Culture:
Kutchin (Gwich'in, Dihjii Zhuh)  Search this
Object Type:
Mitten
Place:
Yukon River, Alaska / Yukon, United States / Canada, North America
Accession Date:
27 Dec 1866
Notes:
FROM CARD: "*DOUBLE ENTRY UNDER CAT. #572."
Source of the information below: Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska Native Collections: Sharing Knowledge website, by Aron Crowell, entry on this artifact http://alaska.si.edu/record.asp?id=8, retrieved 8-26-2012: Mittens, Gwich'in Athabascan. From discussion with Phillip Arrow, Trimble Gilbert, Eliza Jones and Judy Woods at the National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of the American Indian, 5/17/2004-5/21/2004. Also participating: Aron Crowell (NMNH), Kate Duncan (Arizona State University) and Suzi Jones (AMHA). Eliza Jones, Koyukon, identifies the mittens as caribou or moosehide; fringed with caribou skin; fringe partly wrapped with quills; decorated with ocher on the cuffs and seams. She and Trimble Gilbert, Gwich'in, note that the mittens are unlined, and that the bead and fringes are not practical for working, so that these are probably dance mittens.
Record Last Modified:
25 May 2023
Specimen Count:
2
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00095
USNM Number:
E2017-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/311e2435b-62e4-49b7-b553-2e8d8de59684
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8355556