E0169: Inuit- Knife

Ethnographic

Identifier:
E0169
Classification Category:
10:Unclassifiable Artifacts ➞ Multiple Use Artifact
Marks/Labels:
Tag: 169 A,B, and C in ink on each element Tag: "Eskimo knife presented by T.L. Brevig."
Materials:
animal ➔ bone
stone/minerals ➔ slate
botanical ➔ fiber
Dimensions:
20 cm L
3.5 cm W
Provenance of Object:
This object was held in the museum that Luther College started in 1877. This museum eventually grew into the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, and following this, non-Norwegian American ethnographic objects were returned to Luther and accessioned into the college’s Anthropology Collection. Without additional documentation, was likely obtained by the Luther College Museum (later the Norwegian-American Museum) between the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Ethnic Group:
Native American ➞ Inuit
Source Locality:
Alaska, USA
Acquisition Date:
November 2 1898
Description:
Slate-bladed knife with bone handle and willow bark cord. Object is from Alaska and was donated by Rev. T.L. Brevig in 1898.
Related Collections
Accession: 1996.ETHN62, 1/1/96 Donated by: Unknown (1996.ETHN62)