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Model Qayaq 1 (1).jpg
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
Loaned to Chugachmiut by Jim Ujoka, this model qayaq reflects the construction and artistry of a traditional Alaskan qayaq.
Grass Booties 7.JPG
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
Woven beach grass booties that were worn as an inner lining for traditional Sugpiaq footwear. Made by June Pardue.
1 (1).jpg
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
Created by Ron Lind and donated to Chugachmiut around 2015, this seal stomach bag features a seal fur handle and an ornamental wooden seal head stopper.
Bola 2.jpg
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation, Nanwalek
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
Created by Johnny Moonin for the Chugachmiut Heritage Department, this miniature bird bola is modeled off a traditional tool to hunt and ensnare birds in the Chugach region.
Bidarki Headdress Wide Angle.jpg
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation, Qutekcak
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
This bidarki headdress originates from Qutekcak (Seward). Made of bidarki shells, black and white beads and delicate thread, it is in very fragile condition and in need of expert repair.
BeadedHeaddress1.jpg
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation, Paluwik
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
Created by Christalina Jager from Port Graham, this beaded headdress is made from a variety of colored beads and dentalium shells.
Visor1.jpg
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
Created by Peter Lind Sr. in the early 2000s, this visor is intricately painted, adorned with feathers and sea lion whiskers and features amulets for good luck.
Headdress 2.JPG
Community
Qutekcak , Qutekcak Native Tribe
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
This gold beaded headdress is showcased in the Qutekcak Native Tribe main office. Photos provided by Qutekcak Native Tribe/
Turquoise Head Garment (Front).jpeg
Community
Qutekcak Native Tribe, Qutekcak
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
Description to be added.
Dentalium Earrings 1.jpg
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
A framed pair of dentalium earrings. Dentalium was used as a form of currency for indigenous peoples throughout coastal North America. Sugpiaq people used dentalium as a marker of wealth.
deerhoofrattle.jpg
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
Created by Kari Brookover using deer hooves, this rattle is modeled off of traditional puffin beak rattles in the Chugach region.
Gut Basket 3.jpg
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
Four Seal Gut Baskets adorned in seal skin, sea otter fur, and polar bear made by E. Kingeekuk in 2012.