E0238: Inuit- Dog Harness

Ethnographic

Identifier:
E0238
Classification Category:
7:Distribution & Transportation Artifacts ➞ Land Transportation ➞ Animal-Powered
Marks/Labels:
E-238A written on strap-remnant of label says "From…har.." (From?… Harness?) E-238B on bone
Materials:
animal ➔ hide/skin ➔ leather
animal ➔ bone
Dimensions:
52 cm L
16.5 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
Description:
Inuit dog harness made of leather and bone.
Related Collections
Accession: 1996.ETHN62, 1/1/96 Donated by: Unknown (1996.ETHN62)