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String Figure

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Object TitleUck clar: ghoul leaving his home in search of dead bodies
Object Number:29-158-42
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Eskimo
Provenience: Siberia (uncertain)
Alaska (uncertain)
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:String
Iconography:Ghoul
Bear
Credit Line:Gift of Judson Daland, 1908

Description

Uck clar: ghoul leaving his home in search of dead bodies (see number 10). There is a bear found in Labrador and around Coppermine river, also at Lake Baker, which passes in the markets as a grizzly. It is known to the Eskimo as Uck clar.

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