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Object Number:33-29-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chugach Eskimo
Provenience: United States of America
Prince William Sound
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Length: 9 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Width: 25 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Credit Line:Alaskan Expedition, Frederica de Laguna, 1933


Model of a bear trap. Set of 2 uprights with wooden bar, over which cord of platform is slung. Cord is held by being fitted around notched end of small pole, the other end of which is hooked by the trigger attached to the platform. Trap is sprung when the animal steps on the trigger. When it is depressed, the small pole is released, the cord holding the platform falls, crushing the animal below. Platform is weighted with stones. See photo of model for method of setting up. Made by Chief Makaka, Cordova.

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