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Seal club

neghsamun tasigutaq “something used to club a seal, seal club”
Language: St. Lawrence Island Yupik

The club has a heavy bone head that was cut from the shoulder blade of a whale. It was used to kill harbor seals and fur seals that were resting on ocean rocks.

Culture: St. Lawrence Island Yupik
Region: St. Lawrence Island, Alaska
Object Category: Hunting
Object Type: Club
Dimensions: Length 1m
Accession Date: 1913
Source: Riley D. Moore (collector)
Museum: National Museum of Natural History
Museum ID Number: E280236