Model of Eskimo Kayak

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Model of Eskimo kayak, wooden frame with skin covering.  Wooden half-figure of native wearing linen parka and tasseled cap, seated in manhole. Two ivory-tipped spears with detailed points, an ivory-tip, barbed bird spear, a metal tip spear, one accessory with ivory tip and double blade. All lashed on deck under bone and thong spear securers. Circular stand with coiled line on deck is probably variation of float board. Broken bone and thong hanger.  Skin is insect-eaten in some places.

Ref: 18th Annual Report of Bureau of American Ethnology, 1899.