Item Number: Fry0160
Materials: Wood, seal hide and ivory
Description: This seal hunterÍs stool was utilized by Eskimo hunters, hunting on sea ice at seal breathing holes. The hunters stood on stools such as this in order to prevent their feet from freezing to the ice. The strap was added by the hunter for ease in carrying the stool. This is a usual part of a seal hunterÍs gear.
Dimensions: 8" x 7" x 10" high
Claire Fejes, Fairbanks, Alaska, collected at Point Hope, Alaska, in the 1950s
Murdoch, John, Ethnological Results of the Point Barow Expedition, reprinted from the Ninth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology, 1877-1888, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1988,
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