Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0143

Category: Shovel

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Baleen, wood and bone.

Description: Early snow shovel excavated from an old home site at Savoonga, Alaska on St. Lawrence Island in the 1980s, made from a short piece of wood to which an animal scapular is tied in place with baleen. This old shovel may date to a time earlier than 1850.

Dimensions: 34" x 9"


St. Lawrence Island, Alaska
Collected by W.R. Fry

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