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Birdskin parka

atkuk “parka”
Language: St. Lawrence Island Yupik

This parka is made from oldsquaw ducks, which were traditionally captured with nets or bolas. Like other birds, oldsquaws have the best skins in autumn after they have shed and re-grown their feathers.

Culture: St. Lawrence Island Yupik
Region: St. Lawrence Island, Alaska
Object Category: Clothing
Object Type: Parka
Accession Date: 1923
Source: Farrar Burn (collector/seller)
Museum: National Museum of the American Indian
Museum ID Number: 116791.000