E0171: Inuit- Model Fox Trap


Classification Category:
8:Communication Artifacts ➞ Education
Printed tag: "Model of Eskimo fox trap. Presented by Rev. T.L. Brevig."
animal ➔ antler
botanical ➔ wood
10 cm L
9 cm W
3 cm H
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
A model fox trap made of hollow antler and wood. Made in Alaska and donated by Rev. T.L. Brevig in 1898.
Related Collections
Accession: 1996.ETHN62, 1/1/96 Donated by: Unknown (1996.ETHN62)