Artifacts

Model Kayaks
ITEM: 772, 773, and 778
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Models such as these could possibly have been toys which reflect areas of adult life, made for children of the tribe. However, these were unlikely to have been used by children due to the immaculate quality of the models. It can be guaranteed these were made for European tourist trade as a keep-sake depicting traditional Inuit life.

Here are three examples of similar model kayaks. The first model shows a front and back seat design which is unique to the Aleut and the Chugach tribes. The other two kayak models show traditional single person enclosed cockpit. The third model shows a traditional scene in which the hunter is using a harpoon to catch fish.