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Boat Part

Object Number:33-29-32
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Alaska
Prince William Sound
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Height: 42 cm
Length: 75 cm
Thickness: 6.5 cm
Credit Line:Alaskan Expedition, Frederica de Laguna, 1933


Bidarka Prow; made by Chief Makaka. Wooden plank. Fore-end is cut to form traditional double prow. Rear end is morticed for attachment to frame. Has 2 large holes and 4 small ones for lashing. When attached to finished boat would be covered with skin.

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