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Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 29-10-80
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Algonkin | Iroquois
Provenience Canada | Quebec | Maniwaki
Culture Area Northeast Culture Area
Locus Reservation 6 miles south of Maniwaki.
Section American
Materials Buckskin

Buckskin sling, pimasina b n. These are used by the children and occasionally by the hunters only for amusement, no attempt is made to kill animals, etc., with them. One informant said that they used to be used in "Indian Wars." If the specimen represents an old trait in the material culture it is of considerable interest. The nearest people known to use it are the Eskimo.

Length 18 cm
Width 5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Frederick Johnson (#1-93) / Gift of Frank Speck (#94-99), 1929

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